What happens if my accident solicitor in Ilkley can’t settle my claim out of court?
If you suffered personal injuries as a result of a non-fault accident in the Ilkley area and this accident happened within the last 3 years, you are entitled to claim compensation. Having the best legal representation to start off with will make all the difference to winning compensation. Not every solicitor deals with personal injury claims, as this is a highly complex and specialised field of law.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or mobile 0333 500 0993 for an initial consultation. You are under no obligation to proceed, but if you qualify for making a claim and would like to go ahead, Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly adviser can assign a no win, no fee specialist to you who will be just right for your claim.
Your accident solicitor in Ilkley or other legal representative will try to settle your claim out of court, which in most cases can be done without fuss and quite speedily. Your solicitor will send a letter stating your claim to the defendant. This letter will give details of your injuries and how the accident came about. Should you require further evidence, such as additional medical diagnosis for example, your accident solicitor in Ilkley or other legal advisor will arrange for one further medical assessment of your injuries to support your claim.
The defendant will be given up to 3 months to investigate your claim and to respond to your claim in that time, although in most cases the defendant will have less time than that. When the defendant replies, they must state if they accept liability or whether they refute the claim. Only when they accept liability will your solicitor be able to settle out of court.
If the defendant denies liability, your solicitor will advise you how much your claim is worth and ask you if you want to challenge the defendant in court, so that the court can award you compensation. Your case will be passed to a judge who must decide on the timetable for your case to be heard in court. The judge will inform you when your case will be heard and your accident solicitor in Ilkley will advise you what preparations to make for the day.
This may sound very nerve-wrecking and daunting, but your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will have prepared all the legal paperwork for your case and prepared you well, so you’ll just have to await judgement and see how much compensation you get, if your case is won.
Accident Advice Helpline – No win, No fee
Accident Advice Helpline is a compensation provider and law firm specialising personal injury claims. They have been dealing with claims for accidents at home, at work, in public places, road traffic accidents and industrial disease for more than a decade and have helped thousands of accident victims win compensation and justice during that time.
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Date Published: 13th June 2013