Making a personal injury claim with an accident solicitor in Hetton
If you suffered injuries in an accident that wasn’t your fault and that accident took place in the Hetton area within the last 3 years, you are entitled to claim compensation, provided somebody else was responsible for causing the accident.
Making a claim has become far easier thanks to more solicitors working on a no win, no fee basis, but finding a local specialist who can take on your claim and has the expert knowledge as well as the human resources to handle complex cases such as industrial disease or medical negligence or cases that involve multiple defendants in another matter. A small local firm may not be willing or even able to deal with your claim.
If that is the case, call Accident Advice Helpline for expert advice and they can help you start your claim. That may not be an accident solicitor in Hetton, but it will be the best legal representation you can hope for.
Lines are available 24/7 and calls are free on 0800 689 0500 and mobile 0333 500 0993. You are under no obligation to proceed, but you can ask the friendly adviser at the other end of the line as many questions as you like about your chances of winning your claim.
Making a personal injury claim
No matter if your injuries resulted from an accident on holiday or an accident at work, whether you slipped and fell in a public place or were involved in a pile-up on the motorway, if your accident was the result of somebody else’s negligence your appointed accident solicitor in Hetton will send a letter outlining your injuries and what lead to your accident to the defendant. The defendant and their solicitor will have up to 3 months to investigate your claim and respond to your solicitor’s letter. The defendant must either accept liability or deny it.
If the defendant accepts liability:
- Before sending the “offer to settle (Part 36 offer)”, your solicitor will tell you what your claim is worth and will ask you what you will be prepared to accept in a settlement out of court. Your solicitor will also inform you how accepting an offer out of court will impact on you and whether you should make such an offer. If you agree to make an offer to the defendant and the defendant agrees to the sum your solicitor has asked for, your claim will be settled out of court. Sometimes a defendant will respond with their own Part 36 offer letter and make a counter offer which you can either accept or decline.
If the defendant denies liability:
- If neither party can agree on a sum that is adequate compensation, your accident solicitor in Hetton will discuss with you, if you should challenge the defendant at court and ask a judge to award compensation to you. There is no guarantee that you will win your case and there is also no guarantee you will be awarded the sum your solicitor has previously forwarded as a settlement sum.
For more information, call Accident Advice Helpline or visit their website and complete a simple 30-second test.