If you need to make a compensation claim, you may find that looking for an accident solicitor in Newton Abbot is not that difficult. However, it pays to remember that not all lawyers deal in personal injuries, so you may need to find a more specialised company to deal with your claim. All companies that deal with personal injury claims will need the same criteria to be satisfied before they will start making a claim on your behalf.
The basics behind making a claim
- The accident must have occurred within three years of the start of the claim.
- The accident must have been someone else’s fault. This can be an individual or company, but it must have been their negligence that caused the incident.
- You must have suffered a personal injury as a result. This must have received medical attention and you must be able to prove that you sought medical help.
- You must have details of the accident, including any witnesses’ contact details, details of medical appointments and also photographs if possible. The more detail you can give your injury solicitor in Newton Abbott, the better your chances of making a successful claim. If it was an accident to which the police were called, you will need to provide the incident report number as well.
What should you do next?
If you are happy that you can comply with the above requirements, then you need to find someone with whom to make your compensation claim. When you start looking for an accident solicitor in Newton Abbot, there may be a range of legal firms, but there is no need to use a local firm: you have the option to use a national company who will handle your claim over the phone.
One of these is Accident Advice Helpline, who you can contact on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We have over 15 years’ experience of making successful claims and all of our solicitors offer 100% no win no fee agreements to our clients.
By choosing Accident Advice Helpline, you can be sure that you are placing yourself in safe hands. We have the patronage of Dame Esther Rantzen, who has been a prominent figure in the campaign for consumer rights in the UK for many years.
Understand that there is no such thing as a free claims process: charges and fees do apply, and your Accident Advice Helpline advisor will explain this to you clearly as you begin your claim. Finally, remember that there is also no such thing as a guaranteed claim. We can give you an estimate of what your claim might be worth using our compensation calculator, but the final award depends on the agreed settlement figure.
If you would like to find out more about the claims process and your legal entitlement to make one, call us today.
Date Published: 11th January 2014
Author: David Brown