Accident claims solicitors in Preston
If you, or a loved one, has been injured in an accident, compensation can play an important role in helping you to get your life back on track. However, although the rules can appear to be very simple there are many things that can go wrong with a claim if you’re not careful. If you’re looking for accident claims solicitors in Preston you should take these precautions to make sure you not only win your case, but are fully compensated.
Do your research
It’s unlikely you’re going to be an expert in personal injury law from the outset so it’s a good idea to make sure you understand what you’re getting into. The internet is a treasure trove of information about personal injury law. However, not all the information you find will be that useful. It may be about a different country, out of date or just plain wrong. Accident Advice Helpline has a useful website which you can use to read up on the basics of personal injury law. The information is up to date and ensures you have everything you need at your fingertips. It gives you a great start as you work on making your claim.
Don’t miss things
Many people don’t report the full extent of their injuries. Things which are commonly missed include psychological problems. Sometimes people feel a little embarrassed, or they simply don’t know that the issue is linked to the accident. Compensation is there to help for everything you’ve suffered as a result of your accident including any mental health issues. Things such as depression, a loss of confidence or sleeplessness can all be included as part of a personal injury claim. You should always tell your lawyer about any of these issues. They can decide whether they think they are relevant or not.
Don’t settle too early
You may well feel daunted about the process of claiming personal injury compensation. As a result you may be tempted to accept the first offer that comes along. The other side’s insurance firm may decide that they are not likely to win a claim if it goes to court. They will therefore offer to settle out of court. If this happens, you will have to make an assessment about whether you want to accept the offer or not. In doing this, you’ll need as much information at your disposal as possible and we can help with that.
Paying for a claim
It’s always a good idea to go with a firm which offers no win no fee as standard. This provides a measure of financial protection in case things go wrong.
So if you’re looking for accident claims solicitors in Preston, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 14th May 2015
Author: David Brown