if you have suffered a personal injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault then you could find yourself needing the services of an accident solicitor in Bromley by Bow. There may be plenty for you to choose from, but before you approach them, how much do you actually know about personal injury solicitors and what they need to pursue a claim on your behalf?
The facts any accident solicitor in Bromley by Bow will want to know
There are three main things that any accident solicitor in Bromley by Bow will need to know before they take your case.
- The accident was someone else’s fault. No accident solicitor will take on a case unless there was a third party involved. To be able to make a claim, there must be someone or something to claim against.
- The accident must have happened within the last three years. This is the current legislation surrounding personal injury claims and anything outside this time scale is considered out of scope. There are a few cases that are considered outside this boundary but these are claims related to accidents in the workplace that have slightly different parameters attached.
- You must have suffered a personal injury as a result of the accident. This injury must have been treated by a doctor at some stage and you will be expected to prove that you received medical attention. The injury does not need to be physical; successful claims are also made for emotional distress.
Physical v Emotional
A physical injury such as a broken limb is an easy thing to establish and its affects on the victim are easy to monitor. However an emotional injury that affects someone mentally is far more difficult to assess even though its effects may be longer lasting. An emotional injury can lead to stress and anxiety which causes problems within itself; or to a lack of confidence to carry out normal activities such as driving which may have a drastic affect on the day to day life of that person. These cases are equally as important as those with physical injury but will of course need a medical assessment to establish the extent of the person’s suffering.
Getting Help And Advice
Whether your injury is physical or emotional, the best thing you can do following an accident is to get help and advice. Speaking to someone can not only calm you and help you see things clearly but will also give you an idea of what you want to do next. Accident Advice Helpline has someone available to take your call and give you advice on personal injury claims. Call now on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) for some no obligation advice.
Date Published: 18th July 2013