Every year, there are thousands of people who suffer an accident in Greater Manchester. Many of those accidents are unavoidable, but when there is blame involved we think it’s only fair that compensation be paid to help victims get back on their feet.
Working out who is to blame
When you’ve been injured in an accident in Greater Manchester, your first concerns will naturally be on getting better from your injuries, and who can blame you? However, it’s not a good idea to wait too long before you investigate your options.
Key to this is first determining whether or not you are entitled to claim compensation at all. This means looking at your injury in as dispassionate a way as you can manage. This in itself may not be the easiest of tasks, but it’s highly important because only in working this way can you give yourself as honest an answer as possible.
Try rating it against the following criteria:
- Was the accident your fault? Think about whether you can prove in a court of law that the accident was not your fault, but was in fact the fault of someone else.
- How badly were you hurt? Not all injuries are bad enough to qualify for compensation. In order to be eligible, your injury must have been severe enough to have had a measurably negative effect on your lifestyle.
- When did the accident occur? Make sure you don’t wait more than three years before making a claim, as this is the maximum time limit on any claim. That sounds like a long time, but you might be surprised at how quickly it can slip by. Don’t leave it too late before looking into your rights.
Who can help with an accident in Greater Manchester
An accident in Greater Manchester can only be dealt with by a lawyer or law firm based in the city, right? They will have the local knowledge and the ability to connect directly with you. But that is not actually the case. You can choose a lawyer anywhere in the country and connect with them directly thanks to the wonders of modern communication.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we handle that communication via our free 24-hour helpline. This means that when you want to speak to one of our experts, all you have to do is pick up the phone. It really is as simple as that. One of them will spend time working with you and help you to decide whether or not you have a good claim to make, and if so how you can go about finding lawyers to help you out. Best of all, we do it all under a no win no fee agreement, so you don’t have to pay any fees upfront.
So, if you’ve been in an accident in Greater Manchester, find out how we can help you by calling 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th May 2014
Author: David Brown