After an accident in Gravesham, you could be entitled to be feeling a little lost. There is firstly the question of how you’re going to overcome your injuries, but just as important as that is getting compensation for your accident. In this article, we’ll look at some of the simple things that you might want to know before you get started.
Why is compensation important?
Some people make the mistake of thinking that compensation is a quick way to make a bit of money. Sure, it’s bad when you’ve been hurt, but isn’t this a chance to make a bit of cash? That’s not the case, and for us and this couldn’t be more serious. There are two issues at stake – first, getting compensation which can support you in your recovery, keep you financially solvent and pay for any advanced medical treatment you need which could aid you in your recovery.
Second, there is the more basic principle of justice. Sometimes accidents happen and nothing can be done about that, but when an accident has occurred as a result of someone else’s mistake and you pay the consequences, then we think that’s unfair and see nothing wrong in expecting that you should be paid compensation as a result.
How long might a claim take?
After an accident in Gravesham, you might want to know how long a claim might take. Aside from anything else, this will allow you to set expectations and plan ahead, but the problem is that it’s never possible to be entirely certain about how long a claim might last, because it all depends on the severity of your case.
A complex case might last for several years, while a more simple case could take a matter of months. The truth is that there is no way to be absolutely certain about what you might expect.
You may not have to go to court
The good news, though, is that most cases are straightforward and can be settled in a matter of a few months. If the other side has looked at the case and reached the conclusion that they are unlikely to win, then the chances are they will seek to settle out of court. This avoids the trouble of going through an expensive court case. If they think they will lose this case, then their instinct will be to avoid it if they possibly can.
An accident in Gravesham
If you’ve been involved in an accident in Gravesham, you might look close to home for help, but at Accident Advice Helpline we can offer a much better option. While local firms might not be large enough to provide specialist help for all cases, we are big enough to cater for all claims and fight prolonged cases. That’s why no matter what happens, we’re the first choice for so many people.
To find out more about how we can help after an accident in Gravesham, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th May 2014
Author: David Brown