What your Accident Solicitor in Deganwy needs to know
Before taking on your case your Accident Solicitor in Deganwy will need to know certain things. This is because they will need to ascertain that you meet the legal criteria to be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
What sort of accident have you had?
Your Accident Solicitor in Deganwy will first of all ask you what sort of accident you have had. This is simply to ascertain the core facts of your case and the outline of what happened. They will ask details about when it occurred, who else was involved and who else might have been present.
They will need to know what led to the accident. This is part of the process of establishing what could have been done to prevent the accident from happening. In turn, this leads to one of the most important elements of the fact finding process.
Who is to blame?
If your Accident Solicitor in Deganwy can ascertain what led to the accident, and would could have been to prevent the accident from occurring, then they can start to get a good idea of who is likely to be liable for the accident. If you have been injured at work then the liability may lie with your employer (even if the accident was caused by another member of staff).
It is important to know who is to blame for your accident as it is this person that your Accident Solicitor in Deganwy will make a claim for compensation against.
How have you been injured?
Your solicitor will also need to know how you have been injured. The amount of compensation you are likely to be awarded will be largely dependent on the nature of your injuries – the more serious the injury the higher the compensation.
However, it is not just for the sake of calculating compensation that your solicitor will need to know about your injuries – they will also need to know if they are severe enough to warrant compensation. If you did not seek medical attention for them, then there is little chance of our claim going ahead.
When did your accident occur?
While specific dates will be important as your claim is made, in the first instance your Accident Solicitor in Deganwy is only going to need to know roughly when your accident occurred. This is because claims can only be made for accidents which occurred within the last three years.
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There are of course, as with anything, some exceptions to the rules outlined above. This is why it is important that you get in touch with us to find out if you can make a claim or not.
Give us a call on 0800 069 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and we will do all we can to assist you with your claim for compensation.