Things to ask before making accident and injury claims in Sunderland
If you have been involved in an accident you may be well aware that you could have the right to secure compensation for any injuries you have sustained. This is of course the case, but you do not have to make a claim just because you could do so. In fact, many people never make the claims they are entitled to.
This is often because they are unsure about the process and what they need to get a claim started. If you find yourself injured after an accident then there are some questions you ought to ask yourself to help understand whether you want to make accident and injury claims in Sunderland in your own right.
Was the accident my fault?
If you can honestly answer that the accident in question was not your fault, then there is a good chance that legally speaking you will be able to make a claim. This is because those who are responsible for injuring others will be held accountable by way of the payment of compensation.
The question then becomes should the person who is responsible get away with causing your accident? Of course, it may be the case that it was a genuine accident and as far as you are concerned no one is really at fault. However, in the vast majority of circumstances this is not the case.
For those cases it may be that making a claim against the at faulty party will help ensure that a similar accident does not occur again in the future. By seeking compensation you may actually be helping secure the safety of someone else in the future.
How have you been affected by the injuries?
There is little doubt that any form of injury is likely to have some impact on your life. It may be that you have to take some time off from work to recover from your injuries and this may reduce the amount of income you are likely to earn during that period.
It may be that you have to pay for professional help with your day to day chores. You may just struggle to get about and look after yourself for a temporary period. All of these things should be taken into account and compensated for by the person responsible for your accident.
To find out more about making a claim contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We can provide you with free no obligation so call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.