Should you hire accident lawyers in Hartlepool?
Determining whether you have the basis for a personal injury claim with accident lawyers in Hartlepool is one of the most pivotal steps when you have been injured and you are wondering whether you could be entitled to any compensation. This may sound obvious, but it’s something a lot of people do not consider as they should. Some people end up missing out on a significant amount of money because they don’t realise that they are entitled to compensation. There are then those that invest a huge amount of money and time in solicitor services only to discover that their case was weak in the first place. We don’t want any of this to happen to you, which is why we have put together this guide to help you determine whether you need the services of accident lawyers in Hartlepool.
Are you eligible to claim compensation?
There are three key factors that must be looked at when assessing the worth of any claim. These are as follows:
- Who is to blame?
- When did the incident happen?
- Have you seen a doctor?
Firstly, establishing responsibility is imperative. You need to be able to show that someone else is responsible for your suffering if you are to make a successful claim. Therefore, if you have been involved in a car crash for example, you need to show that the other driver made the error or acted negligently. After all, you cannot make a claim against yourself.
Secondly, the date of the accident is important because there is a three year time limit on almost all personal injury cases. Three years starts from the date of the incident, unless you have suffered an injury that has developed over time, such as an industrial disease. If this applies you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead.
Lastly, it is vital that you have seen a doctor for your injuries. You will find it difficult to locate any accident lawyers in Hartlepool that will take on your case if you have not seen a medical professional. It is crucial that you see a doctor because the medical report is a necessity when determining how much compensation you will be entitled to.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Lines are open 24/7, so you can call us any time to talk about accident lawyers in Hartlepool.
You can try the 30 second test on our website. With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim.
Or you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 25th April 2015
Author: David Brown