Get an initial free consultation before choosing an accident solicitor in Ilminster or other specialist lawyer
Personal injury claims are a highly specialised area of the law and not every solicitor in your local Ilminster area will deal with injury claims. Even those that do may not be able to help you, if your case is a complex one and is likely to eat into the firm’s manpower and resources. It’s best to contact several accident solicitors first before choosing one to represent your case.
Not all of them work on a no win, no fee* basis either, but many will grant you an initial free consultation. Take advantage of this and ask as many questions as possible, because not everyone gets headline-grabbing amounts of compensation pay-outs. You’ll need to weigh up the pros and cons.
Honest expert advice
If you need honest expert advice and guidance about your search for an accident solicitor in Ilminster, try Accident Advice Helpline. You can call free on 0800 689 0500 or mobile 0333 500 0993 and speak to a friendly adviser any time of the day or night – every day of the week. You are under no obligation to proceed, but if you do, you can rest assured that your claim will be dealt with without fuss, but with efficiency and speed.
Founded in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline are compensation providers who have helped thousands of accident victims over the years to receive justice and compensation for their injuries and suffering. Their patron is Esther Rantzen, the UK’s well-known campaigner for consumer rights. She is proud to promote an area of the law that many accident victims are yet to discover.
Compensation is designed to help you with your recovery, to take the financial strain off you and your family while you are trying to get back on your feet after a non-fault accident at work, at home, or in traffic, or in a public place or through industrial disease.
To qualify for compensation
Provided your accident in the Ilminster area occurred within the last 3 years and was the result of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to claim compensation. An accident solicitor in Ilminster or other specialist will tell you how much your claim is potentially worth and discuss with you, what you might be prepared to settle for, if the case can be dealt with out of court.
Settling out of court
You and your solicitor must prove that your accident was the defendant’s fault. If the defendant responds to your offer to settle within the stipulated 3 months and accepts liability, then you can settle out of court. The defendant must then pay you a sum of money to compensation your injuries and suffering, any loss of income and any expenses you might have had as a result of your injuries.
Perhaps you had to pay for private medical care, trips back and forth to your GP or physiotherapist or maybe you had to hire a home help to assist with shopping, cooking and cleaning, while you were trying to regain your mobility and strength.
It is important to keep all receipts, invoices and bills, as your accident solicitor in Ilminster will include your expenses in the offer to settle letter that will be sent to the defendant.
Date Published: 13th June 2013