An accident can correctly be described as an incident that occurred for which no one can be held responsible. Road traffic accidents that occur through poor weather are true accidents. The other side of the coin is negligence, whereby the situation could have been avoided if one of the parties was paying more care and attention to the task in hand.
The claims that are presented to claims companies and law firms on a daily basis are more correctly termed ‘incidents,’ as they are the result of someone’s negligence. The term ‘accident,’ however, is generally applied to all the cases handled by an injury solicitor in Norbury. If you have been involved in such an accident and suffered personal injury as a result, then you need the services of an accident solicitor in Norbury to help you claim the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Finding the right accident solicitor in Norbury
You cannot have failed to notice the number of advertisements for claims companies that are on TV, in magazines, on flyers in hospital waiting rooms and even being touted from street corners. Finding the right one can be a challenge. All of the accident solicitor in Norbury options that are available to you will want to know the same three basic things:
- That your accident (incident) occurred within the last three years;
- That someone else was to blame; and
- That you suffered personal injury as a result.
If you can answer yes to all three points, then you have every chance of making a successful claim for your personal injury.
What does it cost?
No injury lawyer can process a claim free of charge, although in many cases should you win all you will have to pay is 25% of the costs. It always pays to establish, however, what you will be expected to pay should you lose. This is where your insurance can also be called on to help. Insurance may be able to help cover the costs of your claim under the umbrella of expenses; your personal injury lawyer will be able to explain all this to you.
Legal expenses insurance
This is an added extra to your standard insurance policies and can also be provided by some bank accounts credit cards, and through organisations such as the Caravan Club or a motoring organisation. Check the wording of your policy carefully and give them a call to discuss your legal expenses options. If you are still unsure, discuss your policy with your accident solicitor in Norbury and find out what help you may be entitled to.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you would rather deal with a national organisation than an injury solicitor in Norbury, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 599 0993 from a mobile. The advisor who answers your call will clarify a few details with you and answer any questions you may have. The call places you under no obligation. We will then allocate you an accident solicitor in Norbury to help you with your compensation claim.