A surprisingly large number of people who suffer accidents do nothing about it. What they should do if they have suffered an accident that was not their fault is contact a local accident solicitor in Kidderminster, but it always pays to take on board some advice before you make that final choice. There are also a number of national organisations that have been set up to help accident victims, one of these being Accident Advice Helpline, who can be contacted on 0800 689 0500.
Three things an accident solicitor in Kidderminster will need to know
- That the accident happened within the last three years. This is the current legal timescale for making a personal injury claim. There are exceptions, but these are usually confined to accidents in the workplace.
- That the accident was someone else’s fault. Having an accident is not enough; there has to be someone else involved either directly or indirectly, and it has to be their actions or negligence which caused the accident.
- That you suffered an injury as a result that required medical attention. It also helps if you can give details of any lost earnings, increased costs and other expenses that you had to pay as a result of your accident.
Your accident solicitor in Kidderminster will need to know details of any of the medical attention you received and the extent of your injury. They will also need to know who or what caused the accident and be given the details of any witnesses, police reports or accident reports you may have completed.
What to do next
Get some advice. By calling Accident Advice Helpline, you will be able to ask as many questions as you like. The claims process will be explained to you. A 30-second test will be offered to assess your right to make a claim, and the costs and fees attached to injury claims cases will be explained to you. You may also be given an estimate of the likely payout you will receive, but remember this is only ever an estimate and not a guarantee.
Accident Advice Helpline have been in operation for over ten years and have helped countless thousands of accident sufferers. We have around 200 solicitors working with us and the privilege of being backed by Esther Rantzen, who has been a campaigner for consumer rights in the UK for many years. The 30-second test can also be taken online via our website and will give you an idea of what you may be entitled to. The more detail you can give the better, but we are there to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So, if you have suffered an accident and feel you need help, call today.
Date Published: 23rd October 2013
Author: David Brown