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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Accidents on the road in Burnley

    What you should know about making compensation claims for accidents on the road in Burnley

    Most people are aware that if they have been involved in any form of accident they did not cause then they have the right to make injury claims against the liable party. However, this is not the end of the situation, and there are other things that you ought to know about making such claims.

    Firstly, you can be regarded as being partially responsible for an accident occurring, or for the injuries that you sustained. For example, if you were involved in a road traffic collision and it was not your fault, but you were not wearing your seatbelt at the time, then you will be regarded as being partially responsible for the accidents you may have incurred.

    As a result of this you will still be able to make a claim for compensation, but the amount of money you are likely to receive will be reduced. It is worth bearing this in mind when starting injury claims for accidents on the road in Burnley to ascertain whether or not it is financially viable to seek compensation in a situation where the blame will be split equally.

    Secondly, it is important that you sought medical attention as a result of your accident. It is one thing to say that you were injured as a result of an accident you did not cause, but it is another thing to prove it. Unfortunately we, and the law, cannot just take your word for it. Even evidence of an injury is not proof enough that the injury was caused in the manner that you said it was. To be able to proceed with your claim we will need to see evidence that you saw a doctor, or other professional in the days following your accident.

    It is also important that you are aware that accident and injury claims in Burnley can take a long time resolve. Of course every case is different and it is impossible to give you an idea as to how long it will take, but be prepared that it won’t take a couple of weeks. Lots of evidence must be gathered and the accident must be investigated, and all of this takes time, even if every party cooperates fully and works as quickly as possible.

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    The best thing you can do is speak to a professional law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline to find out all you need to know about making accident and injury claims in Burnley. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and we can provide you with free, no obligation advice.

    Date Published: 8th June 2015

    Author: David Brown

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