Do you have an accident claim in Pontrhydyfen?
Every day, here at Accident Advice Helpline, we receive calls from people who are recovering after being hurt in some kind of accident. The first question often asked of our expert phone line teams is: ‘Do I have a claim?’
It is an important question, and any accident claim we take on will need an assessment process for eligibility. This is why we developed the ’30 second test’.
Unlike exams at school, you do not need to worry about, or revise for, this test. You will be asked a few questions, with your answers forming the basis of whether an accident claim can proceed or not.
You can take the test online or, if you prefer, you can call us on 0800 689 0500 and talk to a member of our team. Some people prefer this personal contact as the circumstances of their accident may be complex or sensitive.
Whichever way you choose to begin, you will know within minutes whether you have a claim.
Who was at fault?
This is the first big question and you need to be thoroughly honest with us. In the vast majority of cases, the victim is completely innocent…
… like Mrs A, who was crossing the road when the lights were on red, but the car failed to stop.
However, it is really important to note that personal injury law does, in exceptional circumstances, make provision for claimants who may have inadvertently contributed to the seriousness of their injuries, such as…
… Mrs B dashed across the road as the lights turned to amber; although she ‘took a chance’, the car driver was witnessed by other road users are being impatient and had moved off prior to the lights turning amber.
How were you injured?
Injuries vary from person to person and even though, on the surface, some cases may look the same, no two examples of an accident claim in Pontrhydyfen will be exactly the same. This is because the nature of injuries varies.
However, it is important to note that any injury must have a symptom; you may feel shocked after an accident, but how did it impact on your life? You may realise that all those sleepless nights and bad days, as well as the fear of being in the same situation again, are all symptoms of your emotional injuries.
When did it happen?
You have three years from the date of the accident in which to make a claim. If it happened last week, then you could have a claim.
Isn’t it time you looked into making your accident claim in Pontrhydyfen?
Date Published: 14th December 2014
Author: David Brown