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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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    Calculating personal injury damages


    A lot of people often think about suing someone after they have been an accident, and one of the things that they want to know is how much compensation they will get. Below are three important tips to remember when you are suing someone due to a personal injury, and the things that are essential to do to give you the best chance of winning your case.

    Tip 1 for calculating personal injury damages – Keep records

    The first thing that you want to do when you are calculating personal injury damages from an accident is to make sure that you are keeping all of your records. Even though you may be calculating the amount that you think that you are entitled to, if you don’t have evidence of what you have gone through or what the doctors are saying about your prognosis, you may have a hard time getting the compensation to which you are entitled. So make sure that you are keeping the records of what you are going through and how you are feeling physically and emotionally.

    Tip 2 for calculating personal injury damages – Keep receipts

    The second thing that you want to do when you are calculating personal injury damages is to make sure that you are keeping your receipts for what you have had to pay out for your doctor appointments, your medications, and anything else that may be relevant. Also, don’t forget to keep receipts of anything that you may have had to pay out if you were in a car accident, such as public transportation costs or rental costs for a car while yours is being fixed.

    Tip 3 for calculating personal injury damages – Hire a solicitor

    The third thing that you want to do when you are calculating personal injury damages is hire a solicitor. When you have been injured and you are planning to sue the person who is responsible for your injuries, one of the best things that you can do is to hire a solicitor for your case.

    This is someone that is going to help you and give you advice about what you should do for your personal injury case. The majority of people who are the most successful with their personal injury cases were successful because they had a solicitor on their side.

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    These are three things that you should do when you are claiming for a personal injury. The thing that you should remember the most is the third one, about hiring a solicitor. The solicitor is the one who is going to help your case.

    If you need some help with finding the solicitor, we are here and we are ready to help you with finding one. We have many solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline and we can connect you with the best one for your particular situation. Call us on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.

    Date Published: 11th January 2013

    Author: jan_newell

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