Do you have questions about the accident compensation claim process?
If you are going through the accident compensation claim process for the first time, you are likely to have a lot of questions. To answer as many as possible in one go, our five step guide to explain the accident compensation claim process is shown below..
Step 1. Understand how much compensation you may be entitled to claim
The first question you are likely to have is Does the accident compensation claim process apply to me and my accident? If your accident was caused by someone else, through their negligence, then there is a likelihood that you can make a claim through the accident compensation claim process.
The quickest way to find out if you are eligible and how much compensation you might be entitled to is to complete our 30-second online claims calculator. The calculator will give you an indication of the amount you could claim and help you to take the first step towards gaining your compensation award.
Step 2. Decide how you want to make your claim
Once you have confirmed that you are eligible to make a claim, you need to decide how you would like to approach the accident compensation claim process.
Some people choose to select and appoint their own solicitor and run the paperwork and the process themselves. Others prefer to work with an experienced personal injury law firm, such as ourselves, to handle their case on their behalf. Clients that use our services are matched to one of our expert inhouse lawyers with the right expertise and background. Then we complete all paperwork on their behalf, all on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Step 3. Your solicitor will present your case
Once you have engaged your solicitor, they will gather the information and evidence needed to prove your case. When you are ready, your solicitor will approach the party that caused your accident and present your claim to them. In many cases, the other party will seek to settle out of court, saving them time, reputation and money in legal fees.
Step 4. Going to court, if necessary
If the other party chooses not to settle, your solicitor will prepare to take your claim to court, where a judge will hear the evidence of both parties and make a binding decision.
The vast majority of our clients never get as far as court, as we strive to present as watertight a case as possible, which usually results in an early settlement. But if your case is complex and does go to court, you have nothing to worry about. Our team of professional advisers will work with your solicitor to make sure you know exactly what will happen and what will be said.
Step 5. Receive the compensation you deserve
At the end of the accident claim process, whether you went as far as court or not, you can look forward to receiving the compensation you deserve.
Handling your case the right way can mean that you have very little hassle for a huge amount of gain.
If you would like to talk about your situation and options, call our friendly advisers for a no-obligation chat today on 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 24th June 2013
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Personal injury claims