She was enjoying her coffee when they started talking about their friend’s accident. He had been in a car crash and was now in the hospital. Fortunately, there was nobody else in the car with him. Unfortunately, that other driver didn’t see him coming as he was exiting his drive way. He crashed into the almost stopped car with full speed. He was going to live, but recovery would be long. They were wondering how they could help their friend. Maybe call an accident solicitor in Horrabridge?
She overheard their whole conversation and could not help herself not to intervene. She went to their table and introduced herself:
Hi, I’m Anna. I couldn’t help but hear your conversation. I work for a law firm that handles personal injury cases. If you want to, I would love to help out and give you some advice.
Their faces lit up as they heard her words. They asked her to sit down, bought her another cup of coffee and found out everything they needed to know.
What should we do now? How does this work?
Well, what I understood is that the fault belongs to the guy your friend crashed into, right? It was him who was supposed to look left and right before pulling out of the driveway and failed to do so.
Well, that means that your friend can file a personal injury claim. If it wasn’t his fault at all, he has all the rights to receive compensation.
Do we have to move fast with this?
No, you don’t have to worry about that. For road traffic accidents, the time limit is three years from the date of the accident. You can wait until he gets a bit better, until he processes the whole event and is ready to handle paperwork and legal things.
Will he have to go to court?
No, actually he won’t. Most personal injury claims are settled over the telephone. In some cases, the victim is required to have another medical check-up, but I doubt it will be the case of your friend. He’s in the hospital, so he will have all sorts of transcripts and written proof. Tell him to keep any bills, receipts, papers he receives.
This is so bad.. he’s also missing work and he was up for a big promotion
He should tell this to the solicitor he will work with. He could choose an accident solicitor in Horrabridge or work with a bigger company. Either way, he should mention this. Things like these receive compensation, also lost wages etc.
Should he work with accident solicitor in Horrabridge or..?
I work for Accident Advice Helpline, so I recommend he works with us. More than 15 years of experience in the area is quite impressive, and you can see this in the results we get.
I have to go now guys, I wish you good luck! And if you need more info, call the Helpline, anytime: 0800 689 0500. It’s free and maybe you get to talk to me!
Date Published: 29th May 2013