So, you’ve suffered an accident in Hastings. We know how confusing it can be trying to work out whether or not you are entitled to make a claim. However, at Accident Advice Helpline, we’re here to show you quickly and simply some of the things you should know about making a claim.
After an accident in Hastings
If you’ve been involved in an accident in Hastings, you may think that there is no one around who can help you except yourself. There are many personal injury law firms out there, but how do you know if they have your best interests at heart and aren’t simply looking to use you to make a fast buck?
There are some firms out there who will be more than happy to encourage you to make a claim, despite knowing deep down that your chances of actually winning are pretty slim. After all, it doesn’t really matter to them, as they get paid either way.
Know your stuff
Therefore, if you’ve been in an accident in Hastings, it pays to know a little about what you’re talking about before you get started. This begins with understanding what you have to do in order to be eligible for a claim. To give you a pointer, here’s a quick checklist:
- Was the accident your fault? If the accident was your fault, then unfortunately there will not be too much we can do to help you. It will simply be a case that accidents can happen, and unfortunately you’ll have to cope with the challenges that come along as a result as best you can.
- How bad was your injury? If the injury is not serious enough to warrant medical attention, then unfortunately the chances are we will not be able to help you. It doesn’t need to be life-threatening to qualify for compensation, but it does need to have had a measurably negative impact on your quality of life.
- Did the accident happen within the last three years? There is a three-year time limit on all personal injury claims. If you wait longer than that then sadly, no matter how good your claim might be, you will not be entitled to make a claim.
While this checklist can help you to decide in your own mind what you should do, it’s not always a good substitute for having reliable advice from an expert, and that’s where we come in. We have skilled advisors waiting for you on the end of the telephone to provide all the advice and assistance you need to help you decide what to do next. We’re able to help whether you’ve had an accident in Hastings or anywhere else thanks to our nationwide outreach, plus we work on the basis of no win no fee*.
To find out more about how we can help after an accident in Hastings, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.