How to make an accident claim in St Albans
If you have been the victim of any type of accident that was not your fault, and you have suffered a personal injury as a result of that accident, then you are legally entitled to make an accident claim in St Albans. This may mean that you will be able to receive financial compensation not only for the injuries you have suffered, but also any lost income incurred as a result.
To find out whether or not you can make an accident claim in St Albans you can contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
The process for initiating an accident claim in St Albans is simple.
Firstly, you need to find out if you can make a claim. You can do this easily by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. We have a team of dedicated advisers who operate our free phone helpline, they will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the claims process. We will also be in a position to provide you with free, no obligation advice about the best way for you to proceed with your accident claim in St Albans.
Once you know that you can make an accident claim in St Albans you should instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf. Although you do not legally require representation to make a claim for compensation it is often advisable to do so due to the potentially complicated nature of your claim. Whichever way you ultimately decide to proceed, it is important that you are aware, there are strict time limits in place for how long you have to make a claim. An accident claim in St Albans must be initiated within three years of the date of your accident, or when you first became aware of your injury.
Once you have appointed your solicitor they will begin gathering the required evidence to support your accident claim in St Albans. This may include photographs or CCTV footage from the scene of the accident as well witness statements from other people at the scene. Medical records will be required, and your solicitor will arrange for you to be assessed by another medical expert who will compile a report.
Depending on the way your accident claim in St Albans progresses you may receive an offer from the third party to settle out of court. This means accepting a pre-agreed sum of compensation. Alternatively, you may feel that it is best to continue with legal action. Your solicitor will be able to provide you with advice on what is likely to be your best course of action.
Finally, compensation amounts will be agreed and your case will be settled. To find out how much you could be entitled to take our 30 second test today. You can also call us on our Freephone number: 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0933 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 22nd September 2014
Author: David Brown