Your accident and injury claims in Calderdale questions answered
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we deal with hundreds of people every month who are wanting to find out more about making accident and injury claims in Calderdale. We know that making such claims can be a daunting experience, and we always do our best to ensure that our clients are fully supported throughout.
This means that from the minute they contact us on our free phone helpline they are able to access free, no obligation advice to help them understand where they stand. However, we also know that many people would rather just find out the answers to their questions, without having to speak to someone directly. This is why we have put together the following information for you to help.
Why does a claim have to be made within three years?
Generally speaking all accident and injury claims in Calderdale must be made within three years of the date of the accident that is being claimed for. This is for the simple case that a limit must be presented. There is no point in being able to make a claim 50 years after a road traffic accident – imagine the situation, some of the people involved may no longer be contactable to even make a claim against.
Time limits are therefore there to protect everyone. However, the limits don’t apply to every conceivable case. For example, if a minor has been injured they are not able to claim in their own right. In order for them to pursue their own claims they have to wait until they reach the age of 18. Of course, if they were under 15 at the time of the accident then this is more than three years. So, they will have three years from their 18th Birthday to claim.
How long will my claim take?
Unfortunately, this is not an easy question to answer. This is because every claim is different and therefore the time needed to investigate them will change. Even the most straight forward of claims can take a few months to resolve if there are extensive injuries that need to be accounted for and recorded.
Your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will be able to provide you with updates, and will give you an idea as to how long it may take as your claim progresses.
Find out more
If you want to find out more then please contact Accident Advice Helpline today. You can call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and we will give you advice on how to proceed.
Date Published: 8th June 2015
Author: David Brown