What questions will an accident lawyer in Swale ask you?
When you decide to find out if you can make a claim for compensation there are various questions that you are likely to want to find out the answers to. However, here at Accident Advice Helpline we thought it would be useful to explain to you some of the questions that you are likely to get asked, and why. Our accident lawyer in Swale will need to ask various questions of you to ascertain your eligibility to make a claim. Depending on the answers to these questions they will either be able to proceed with your claim, or they will have to decline.
Have you been injured in the last three years?
As there are legal time limits imposed on the amount of time you can wait before making a claim for compensation it is important that this question is asked. Generally speaking, you must initiated a claim within three years of the date of the accident that caused your injuries.
However, this is not always possible to do so there are some situations in which this does not necessarily apply. For example, if you were a minor at the time of the accident then your family may have decided to allow you to make a claim in your own right. In this case, you will have three years from the date of your 18th Birthday in which to start your claim.
In situations where you may not have been aware of your injury for a while, usually when it comes to industrial disease claims, then you can make a claim up to three years after being diagnosed. Your accident lawyer in Swale will be able to provide you with relevant information on this.
Was the accident someone else’s fault
Again, this is an important question, mainly because it is not possible to make a claim for compensation if you were to blame for the accident. In order to seek compensation you have to make a claim against a liable party. Even if you are not sure who is to blame, you just know it’s not you, then the team at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help.
Did you seek medical attention?
One of the main pieces of evidence that can be used to help support a claim is medical records. If you did not seek medical attention after your accident then there is little chance of receiving compensation as part of your claim. Your lawyer will need to know the details, and speak to you about this.
Call us today
The best way to find out the answers to any questions you may have is to contact us today. You can get hold of us at Accident Advice Helpline by calling 0800 069 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 26th November 2014