You don’t get a second chance to make a compensation claim. This is why you need to make sure you get everything right the first time around, from hiring the best accident lawyers in West Oxfordshire to getting the evidence you require. Keeping that in mind, in this post we are going to take a look at some of the most common mistakes made when it comes to making personal injury claims, so you can avoid doing them.
Common mistakes made with claims with accident lawyers in West Oxfordshire
Waiting too long to claim – A lot of people want to wait until they have recovered to claim and this is understandable, but you need to make sure you don’t leave it too long. Firstly, there is a time limit on all personal injury cases. This time limit may be three years, but court proceedings must be issued within this period. Not only that, but you will find it much more difficult to claim the longer you leave it. You may struggle to get your hands on evidence, such as witness statements, and it is highly unlikely that you will be able to remember all of the details about the accident.
Using a solicitor that charges per the hour – You could find yourself on the end of an enormous bill if you go down this route. Not only that, but there is always a chance that you are going to spend huge sums of money only for your case to be unsuccessful. Instead, you should go for the services of a no win no fee* accident lawyers in West Oxfordshire, as you will only pay legal fees if your case is a success and you have secured compensation.
Throwing away receipts and any proof of losses – A lot of people do not realise that they are actually able to claim for any expenses they have encountered because of their injuries. Common examples include medication expenses, treatment costs, loss of income, counselling expenses, travel costs, childcare costs, vehicle repair costs and such like. You will be able to claim for these as special damages, but you will need proof, so make sure you do not throw out any relevant documents.
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Date Published: 24th June 2015
Author: David Brown