If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you will rightly be thinking about making a claim for compensation. However, it is unlikely that you will have found yourself in this position before and, therefore, you may be a bit confused and overwhelmed. What are you meant to do in this situation? Well, don’t panic, as we have put together this handy guide to give you a helping hand. Read on for advice on hiring a solicitor in Bassetlaw and more.
Are you eligible to claim?
The first thing you need to do is determine whether you have the basis for a claim. There are three things you need to consider. Ask yourself the following three questions:
- Was someone else responsible for the incident?
- Did the accident happen within the past three years?
- Have you seen a doctor for your injuries?
If you are able to answer ‘yes’ to those three questions, there is a very high chance that you will be entitled to compensation.
The next thing you need to do is make sure you keep proof of the expenses you have incurred because of your injuries. This includes the likes of medical expenses, counselling costs, loss of income, vehicle repair costs, travel costs and childcare expenses. These count as ‘special damages’ and you will be able to claim for them.
Advice on hiring a solicitor in Bassetlaw
The only other thing you need to do is find the best solicitor to handle your case so that you have the greatest chance of getting the full amount of compensation you deserve. Our advice on hiring a solicitor in Bassetlaw is that you should look for a solicitor that has a considerable degree of experience, and you should ensure that they are happy to work to a no-win, no-fee payment agreement. By doing this, you will not have to pay any legal fees if the solicitor fails to secure compensation for you.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, all of our solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee basis. We are one of the leading law firms in the UK, having been established in 2000. All you need to do is give us a call, and we will take it from there.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Lines are open 24/7, so you can call us anytime.
You can try the 30-second test on our website. With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim.
Or you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.