Have you been involved in a road traffic accident in Melton? If so, use our handy guide to give you all the information to making a successful claim.
When you’ve been in a road traffic accident in Melton
Of all the cases we get road traffic accidents are perhaps the most common, but almost certainly one of the more challenging to prove. Because everything is over in an instant it’s not always that easy to piece together precisely what happened and at what time. Therefore it’s highly important that you have evidence on your side backing up your version of events as it is this that the court will use when assessing whether your claim has any merits.
Individual accounts from people who were at the scene, together with any photographs of the accident can all be helpful, so try to get the contact details of any witnesses and hand these over to your lawyers. They will contact them for you when the time is right.
When you come and talk to us, we can provide the additional benefit of assessing how much compensation we think your claim is worth. We do this by measuring what we know about your case against our own experience and expertise. In this way we will use the same criteria that the law courts will use.
Compensation is generally worked out by combining a number of different factors together. These include how much money this has cost you such as travel expenses and lost earnings as well as another figure based on the severity of the injury. This eventually allows us to come up with a final figure which we use as an estimate.
It’s important to remember, that while our estimate is based on our knowledge of personal injury law it is not a guaranteed sum. It can help you make plans and set goals – aside from anything else, people like it as a way of reassurance that their claim has some merits.
Finding the right lawyer
The next thing to do is find a lawyer who is well suited to an accident in Melton. This means looking for someone who is experienced in road traffic law and, ideally, who is also based in or around Melton.
In addition, it is helpful if you can find someone who works on a no win no fee basis. This mitigates the obvious risk that you might not be successful with your claim. If that happens then you get what amounts to a free pass. We’ll waive our fee ensuring that you are at least not out of pocket as a result.
So, to find out more about how we work to help you after an accident in Melton, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 2nd June 2014
Author: David Brown