Personal injury is something that we always hope won’t happen to us – but if you’re reading this, it’s probably already happened to you, because you’re looking for an accident solicitor in Nuneaton and Bedworth.
Whether it’s for you or for a relative or friend, read on to find out some vital information about claiming for personal injury. There’s so much misinformation and misunderstanding out there that we need to set the record straight for you.
Not everyone qualifies to claim compensation…
One popular myth is that anyone who has an accident can make a claim. This is often extended to add “…and you get massive payouts for the slightest thing”, or words to that effect.
The truth is, you have to be eligible to claim compensation, and this means you must have been in an accident that was caused by someone else. It must also have led to injury. So if you’re unhurt, or you caused the accident, you’re out of luck.
Payouts, by the way, are not guaranteed, which is why an accident solicitor in Nuneaton and Bedworth through Accident Advice Helpline will always work on a no win no fee basis.
The amount of money that successful claimants receive is strictly governed, too. There is an element for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity associated with the accident and injury, and an element for any expenses related to the accident. That’s it. So if you hear of a large payout, it’s probably because extensive nursing care is required in the long term.
How to get in touch with an accident solicitor in Nuneaton and Bedworth
To get started with a claim, call Accident Advice Helpline. Our lines are open 24/7 and you can reach us via landline or mobile:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from an advisor
What happens when you make your call
The first part of the process involves an advisor taking down your details and guiding you through the process of claiming. They will treat you with empathy and sensitivity at all times.
The second part – if you qualify to claim – involves an accident solicitor in Nuneaton and Bedworth working on your case. It is their job to deal with agencies such as insurance companies on your behalf, and they will always aim to secure you the best possible payout.
For your part, you will need to attend an additional medical assessment, and it’s a good idea if you gather as much evidence as possible, including receipts for expenses related to the claim, photographs, and anything else that may be relevant.
The good news is that you probably won’t have to go to court – most claims are settled out of court, which will save you a lot of stress and worry.
Date Published: 23rd October 2014
Author: David Brown