Four huge errors made when it comes to making an accident claim in Lincolnshire
- Failing to hire a solicitor – You do not actually have to hire a solicitor in order to make an accident claim in Lincolnshire and thus this is an option some people take in order to save money. However, this is highly ill-advised. You are going to seriously damage your chances of getting compensation if you do not have someone experienced in personal injury law on your side. Moreover, if you go for a no-win, no-fee service you need not worry about the monetary side of things.
- Failing to see a doctor – Another error a lot of people make is failing to see a doctor. If you have sustained a minor injury it can often be tempting to cope with it alone. After all, many people hate taking a trip to the hospital. However, if you do this you are going to really struggle to make a claim. How are you going to prove you sustained an injury in the first place if you have not been professionally diagnosed?
- Failing to act quickly – Many individuals do not realise there is a time limit on all personal injury cases. This time limit is three years, which may seem like a long time, yet court proceedings must be issued within this frame and once you have coped with your injury and hired the right solicitor, time can fly. Furthermore, the longer you leave it, the more difficult it will be. You will likely forget certain issues and it will become harder to gather witness statements and such like.
- Failing to keep proof of expenses – Last but not least, it is vital to keep proof of any expenses encountered because of your injury. This can be anything from loss of income, to treatment costs, to repair fees, to childcare expenses, and more. However, if you do not keep proof of such expenses you will not be able to claim for them. So make sure you don’t throw away your receipts.
To begin making your accident claim in Lincolnshire contact Accident Advice Helpline today. Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’re open 24/7, so you can call us any time. You can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010 to get someone to call you back, and you can also try the 30-second test on our website. With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim.