Advice, information and guidance – three things that we all need from time to time. And no more so than when you have been hurt.
You will seek medical help and information for your injuries. You may need help in the home too, to learn to live with your injuries and their impact.
You might also need accident legal advice in Preston after being hurt too. And knowing that you are getting this from the right people is important.
Get accident legal advice in Preston from Accident Advice Helpline
All it takes is one phone call to get the best information, help and advice, but it can sometimes help to have an idea of what making a claim entails. We have summarised the three criteria as laid down in personal injury law:
- The accident in which you were hurt must not have been your fault
We find that some clients know who caused their accident but that some other people are more confused, or in the dark on this point. They know that they were hurt and it wasn’t their fault, but they may not be sure who to approach for compensation.
This is all part of our service at Accident Advice Helpline and thus, we can help to lodge your complaint for compensation with the people who were responsible for what happened to you.
- Your injuries will need to be assessed
Many people take this important first step without any prompting. After all, being hurt is painful and traumatic. Accidents can leave victims with both physical injuries and emotional ones too.
Many people feel anxious, depressed and angry after an accident, especially if they feel that they are bearing the brunt of something that happened that was not of their own doing.
Seeing your doctor or visiting the hospital is an important step as it confirms the nature of your injuries. There are cases where further assessment may be needed in order to set the compensation settlement at the right amount.
- You are claiming within the deadline
There is a three-year deadline within which time you must lodge your complaint for compensation, if you intend to do so. This deadline starts counting down from the time it can be reasonably assumed the accident was the cause of your injuries.
In most cases, this is from the date of the accident.
Call for an informal chat today
If you are seeking accident legal advice in Preston, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. If you are calling from a mobile, use the lower rate number 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 7th November 2015
Author: David Brown