How you can make a personal injury claim with an accident solicitor in Ilford
More than 3 million people sustain injuries in accidents every year. In many instances, somebody else or something else was to blame for accidents at work, at home, on roads or in the great outdoors on holiday. If you suffered injuries in an accident in the Ilford area that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to claim compensation.
So how do you make a claim?
Not every solicitor deals with this highly complicated, specialised area of the law. However, when you do find an accident solicitor in Ilford that you feel you can trust and that is able to handle your claim, you’ll find the process is in most cases quite straightforward and can even be dealt with over the telephone. The first consultation is often free, but you should check before you launch straight into explaining, who caused your accident and how you received your injuries.
If you are looking for honest expert advice that won’t cost you anything for the first consultation, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (mobile phones: 0333 500 0993). Lines are open 24/7 and you’ll always get to speak to a friendly advisor, no matter what time of day you call.
Accident Advice Helpline (AAH)
For more than a decade AAH has helped victims of non-fault accidents to win compensation and justice. Their patron Esther Rantzen, well-known champion of consumer rights, feels it is about time more people made claims, as currently seven out of ten people don’t get the compensation they deserve because they do not claim what they are legally entitled to. Esther is always happy to promote the efforts of AAH’s no win no fee* solicitors.
What does my accident solicitor in Ilford need to know?
You and your legal representative must prove first of all that the accident was not your fault. For this your solicitor will require:Open Claim Calculator
- Where, when and how the accident occurred;
- Names and addresses of any witnesses and everyone involved in the accident;
- Details of your injuries, your GP’s or hospital’s diagnosis and what treatment you had or are still undergoing;
- Details of any trade union membership or legal expenses insurance, such as may be included in your motor insurance or home content insurance policies. Trade union membership may entitle you to reduced-cost or free legal representation;
- Evidence that you have lost income and any receipts, bills or invoices for expenditure incurred because of your accident; and
- Any other documents or photographs that can support your claim.
Once you have provided these details your solicitor will be able to assess what your chances are of winning your claim and how much compensation you might get in the event of a successful claim.
To find out if you qualify for compensation, you can also go online to Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete their 30-second test. Your accident must have occurred within the last 3 years and must have been somebody else’s fault.