Reasons why you should speak to an accident lawyer in Corby today
You’re laid up at home reading this, because you are off work with a leg in plaster and your laptop for company. This situation could apply to a resident or worker in Corby, or anywhere in the UK, but as usual, the devil is in the detail. You were injured in a car accident and you don’t yet know how many weeks you will be inconvenienced like this.
Ninety per cent certain of you have a claim for injury compensation
So you had a collision with another vehicle. You swerved to avoid a cyclist that moved off the pavement without warning, and you don’t remember being over the white line when the oncoming vehicle hit you. The cyclist came off, and you and he were taken to hospital. You suffered whiplash and a fractured ankle. So, you were injured and it was not your fault, and you required medical treatment. You think you may have a claim against the other driver, whose vehicle was over the white line, or possibly against the cyclist, or both. Sometimes it’s tricky to unravel these things.
Who is liable for your injuries?
This is where it matters to have legal expertise on tap. Your accident lawyer in Corby will deal with the insurance companies, and represent your best interests while they work out how to apportion liability. There will be a police report available, which your legal expert will obtain. Even if you were partially to blame for the accident, you may still be entitled to a compensation amount. In the event the responsible party was not insured, claims would be made under the Motor Insurers’ Bureau scheme to cover liabilities of uninsured drivers.
What is a fair amount of compensation?
Again, your accident lawyer in Corby knows how much cash you should receive. Don’t accept any offer made out of the blue, by the defendant’s insurers, of a quick settlement. You may receive less than your entitlement. Let your legal expert negotiate it. Your award will be calculated on your pain and suffering, the prognosis for full or partial recovery, and possibly for expenses and costs incurred for extra support, treatment, travel costs and maybe even childcare, possibly loss of income.
Can you avoid financial hardship?
The sooner you act, the sooner you can get control of your money situation. To be off work with no income and have all the extra expense of being out of action is a double whammy that can send your bank balance into a tail spin. It’s extra worry you don’t need, and a cash lump sum can save the day until you are ready for work again. It’s important to act now.
Take advice from Accident Advice Helpline
We can help you start your claim with an accident lawyer in Corby. Call up the numbers here to talk to one of our professional and friendly advisors. Reach us on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile or on 0800 689 0500 from your land line. Our Freephone lines are open 24/7, so you won’t pay for the call. We’re here to help. Get in touch when it suits you, and if you prefer us to call you back, text “CLAIM365” to 88010.
Date Published: 24th November 2014