Accident solicitor in Hawick
Slips, trips and falls happen to us far more frequently than we’d like to admit – and no, we don’t have to be “under the influence” to suffer a personal injury like a sprained ankle or fractured wrist. Broken pavement, obstructions like advertising boards, open manhole covers, even the leash of a dog tied up outside a supermarket can trip us up and cause serious injuries, when we’re simply going about our daily business. If you have had such a non-fault accident in the last 3 years in the Hawick area, you may be entitled to compensation. You may already know this and want to claim but are struggling to find an accident solicitor in Hawick. Fear not you can use a national firm to represent you. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 for more information.
How do you know if you have a valid claim?
If you tripped, slipped or fell because of somebody else’s negligence and your accident happened within the last 3 years, you can make a claim. Go to Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete their simple 30-second test to find out for sure, if you qualify for a personal injury claim.
Will the accident solicitor tell you how much your claim is worth?
Yes, but you can also use the compensation calculator on the website to get an estimate. This will help you to decide, whether or not to go ahead with a claim. There’s no guarantee your solicitor will be able to get that much compensation for you, but at least you can make an informed decision. Your accident solicitor will strive to win the maximum compensation pay-out for you, covering your pain and suffering, loss of income from being off work and any expenses you might have incurred as a result of your injury.
Legal costs are typically recharged to the party that caused your accident. You will not be asked to make any payment upfront; starting a claim is free and Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors work on a no win no fee basis.
How long will it take?
Less serious cases are typically dealt with over the telephone and many are settled within just a few weeks or couple of months. For more complex cases, such as industrial diseases or medical negligence, more time is needed. The accident solicitor may have to arrange for an additional medical assessment to support a claimant’s case, adding further to the time scale in which a case is settled.
You only suffered a sprained ankle – why bother making a claim?
Today it’s you falling over an incorrectly placed advertising board in a busy street and spraining an ankle – tomorrow an elderly person might fall over the same board and break their hip. Having to pay out compensation – even if it is via their insurers – will force the proprietor of the shop to adhere to the law.
You are entitled to two things: justice and compensation. Don’t suffer in silence; call Accident Advice Helpline free for advice.
So give your claim the best chance of success and use national specialists Accident Advice Helpline not any old solicitor in Hawick.
Date Published: 30th May 2013
Author: David Brown