How does an accident solicitor in Ilkeston make a claim on your behalf?
If you were the victim of an accident in the Ilkeston area within the last 3 years and that accident wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, distress and suffering.
For an initial consultation when you are seeking an accident solicitor Ilkeston you can call Accident Advice Helpline free on tel: 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) and their adviser will tell you if you have a chance of winning compensation after hearing the details of your case. You will also be given an estimate of how much your claim might be worth.
Lines are open 24/7, so you can call when you are in a relaxed environment and can take notes. The adviser can also assign a specialist solicitor to you, but you are under no obligation to go ahead with the Accident Advice Helpline’s no win no fee solicitors.
The claims process explained:
- Once you have provided your accident solicitor in Ilkeston with all relevant details, your chosen solicitor will send a claim letter to the defendant, stating the details of your injuries and the circumstances that lead up to the accident. Should an independent expert opinion be required to provide further evidence of your injuries, Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitor will arrange for an additional medical assessment of your injuries.
- The letter will also state who or what you think was responsible for your accident. The defendant is given a specific period of time in which to reply; this is usually no more than 3 months, although mostly defendants get far less time to respond. Their reply must state if they accept or deny responsibility for the accident and your injuries.
- If the defendant accepts liability, your claim can usually be settled out of court.
- If the defendant denies liability, your solicitor will tell whether or not you should start legal action against the defendant. It will be your decision, if your solicitor should challenge the defendant’s denial of liability and ask the court to award compensation to you.
- In the event the defendant accepts liability, your accident solicitor Ilkeston will tell you how much your claim is worth and if you want to go ahead making an offer to settle based on that estimate. If the defendant is willing to go with your offer to settle or figure you are prepared to accept, then the claim is settled out of court and you should soon hold a cheque in your hand.
- If the defendant puts a counter offer in, which is known as the Part 36 offer, your accident solicitor or other AAH specialist will tell you the best course of action to take.
Accident Advice Helpline is a compensation provider and law firm with more than a decade of experience in the field of personal injury claims. You can go to their website and complete their simple 30-second test to find out if you qualify for making a claim and will be given an estimate of how much compensation your claim might be worth.
Date Published: 13th June 2013