If you were involved in a road traffic accident while you were on the way to work in Dorchester in Dorset where a drunk driver ploughed into your car at a junction, or if you planned a little cycling holiday on the Isle of Portland and got knocked off your bike by a careless motorist opening his door, you can claim compensation.
Provided your accident happened within the last three years and was due to somebody else being at fault, an accident solicitor in Cerne Abbas or other legal representative can write to the negligent party and outline the reason for your accident and the nature of your injuries with the intention of claiming compensation for your pain and suffering, any loss of income and any expenses you incurred as a result of your accident.
Making a claim with an accident solicitor in Cerne Abbas
Not every local accident solicitor in Cerne Abbas will wish to take a complex case on a no win no fee basis. If you joined the A37 to go to Yeovil and were under the influence of strong medication, and then have an accident that you think was caused by somebody else, you will have to prove with the help of an accident solicitor in Cerne Abbas that you were not at least party to blame.
Medication or any type of drugs is known to slow down a person’s reaction time — was this a contributing factor in your accident? Compensation is sometimes awarded as a proportion of “blame,” so you may initially be quoted an estimated compensation figure, but when it is proven you partly contributed to the accident happening, this figure is likely to be reduced according to the percentage of blame a court will attribute to your own actions.
Where can you get honest expert advice before making an injury claim?
You can call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to make initial enquiries. Every month our advisors handle around 25,000 enquiries from people just like you. Lines are available 24/7, so you can call when it suits you.
A friendly advisor will tell you if you qualify for making a claim and how much compensation you can expect, if successful in settling your claim. They can assign an accident solicitor in Cerne Abbas or another specialist to your case, if that other specialist happens to be better suited to your claim. All of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, which means you can start your claims process without being asked to make an upfront payment, nor will you be asked to pay anything during the process.
Alternatively, visit the Accident Advice Helpline website first, where you’ll find a 30-second test that will assess online if you qualify for making a personal injury claim. Our useful compensation calculator will show you an estimate of how much money you might be entitled to, after you’ve answered four simple questions about the accident and injuries.
Date Published: 9th July 2013