If you’ve been in an accident in the last three years and someone else was to blame, you may be looking for an accident lawyer in Bildeston and wondering about your entitlement to compensation. You may even have looked into it a little, to try and get a better idea of both your eligibility to make a claim and how much money you’re likely to receive should it be successful. So what’s the best way of getting this sort of information? Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we think our 30-second test is a pretty good bet.
It’s easy to understand why so many people are keen to gather information before making a claim; the process can be lengthy, and you want to be sure you have a good chance before getting the ball rolling. Our 30-second test can help – a few quick questions and you’ll not only know whether or not your claim is legitimate, but also how much you’re likely to receive should it be successful. However, please note that claim amounts generated by the test are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed, as each case is assessed on individual merit.
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So how do you know whether or not your claim is likely to be legitimate? First, your accident must have occurred as the result of someone else’s error or negligence; it must also have occurred within the last three years (there is occasional flexibility with regard to time limit – ask one of our advisors if you are unsure). You must also have received some sort of medical attention as a result of your injury. This can be from your family doctor or you may have been taken to your local A&E Department by ambulance. Keep records of dates and times of appointments too, this will aid your memory as you make your compensation claim!
How much a claim is worth is determined by a number of factors. The most significant is the type and severity of the injury sustained; the more severe the injury, the larger the award is likely to be. Other factors are also taken into account, for example if you’ve incurred out of pocket expenses as a result of the accident, you may be able to claim these back. Costs that can be repaid as part of a compensation claim include travel costs, loss of earnings, medical expenses and childcare costs, amongst others.
Accident Advice Helpline
Find out more about Accident Advice Helpline and how your accident lawyer in Bildeston can help you by calling one of our advisors, available 24/7. Simply phone 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 12th November 2013
Author: David Brown