If you live in Ashfield, Accident Advice Helpline may well turn out to be your best chance of making a successful non-fault accident claim. However, with so many firms on the market at the moment, it’s only natural that you might feel a tad uncertain about what we can actually offer you. Therefore on this page we’ll show you how a typical claim might run through us.
Assessing your case
After an Ashfield accident you should start by asking yourself if you are entitled to make a claim. To answer this question try to assess the situation as far as you can by seeing how it stacks up against the following criteria.
1. How badly have you been hurt? There have been many claims brought to court which did not have much chance of success. This is because the injuries were pretty minor. The law says that you should be entitled to make a claim only if you have been hurt in a way which has had a measurable and provable impact on your life. This doesn’t mean it has to be an extremely serious accident, just something which required significant medical attention and has affected your life in some way.
2. Was the accident your fault? We might all instinctively think that our accident was not our fault, but what matters here is that you can prove that’s the case. You need to be able to demonstrate that you were not to blame for the accident and that the negligence of someone else was the cause.
3. When did it happen? Under UK law there is a three year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This means that you have to launch legal proceedings before three years have elapsed since you were injured. If you wait any longer then you may not be entitled to make a claim. This time limit may be extended if your injury is an industrial disease or if you were a minor when your accident happened.
Aside from this, you should always remember that as the claimant the onus is on you to prove that someone else was to blame, not for them to prove otherwise. Therefore you need to be certain of your case. We can give you expert advice here.
Getting expert help for an Ashfield accident
The next thing to do is to consult the experts. Here is where we come in. If you live in Ashfield, Accident Advice Helpline can provide all the support, resources and experience you need to make a no-win, no-fee* compensation claim.
This means we can tell you, in our honest opinion, whether we think you have a realistic chance of winning. If so we can provide you with all the help you need in making a claim. We’ll give you one of our lawyers who will have the specific experience you need to give your claim the best possible chance of success.
To find out more about how we can help after an Ashfield accident, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 16th June 2014
Author: David Brown