When it comes to securing you compensation for your accident claim it is important that your Cambridge accident claim solicitors are able to gather certain information. This is used to prove your case and help establish liability, as well as how much compensation you are likely to be entitled to.
But what evidence do Cambridge accident claim solicitors need?
We asked one of our Cambridge accident claim solicitors to help us compile some details regarding the sorts of things they look for.
One of the main things that your Cambridge accident claim solicitors will need is proof of the injury that you have sustained.
In the first instance this is often obtained through access to your medical records. Assuming your injury is serious enough to warrant a claim for compensation being made, then it is logical to assume that immediately following, or shortly thereafter, you would have sought medical attention. With this being the case it would have been recorded on your medical notes. Obtaining a copy of this provides evidence of the extent of your injuries at the time of the accident (which could have occurred anything up to three years previously by the time your claim has started).
Your solicitors will then arrange for you to be examined by an independent medical expert. This expert will assess your condition now to determine whether or not you are still experiencing the after effects of your injury, or if you have been able to make a full recovery. They will also be able to determine how much of an impact the injury has had on you since the accident.
The report that this expert will write and forward to your solicitors will be used to determine the amount of compensation you are likely to be entitled to based on your personal injury alone. To get an idea of how much this might be you can use our 30-second test.
Depending on the nature of your accident it may be possible for your solicitors to obtain statements from individuals who may have witnessed the incident when it occurred. They may be able to shed light on who was responsible for the accident.
If the accident has occurred in a work environment then interviewing other colleagues may provide additional information about whether anything out of the ordinary had occurred to enable the accident to occur. Other people’s opinions and viewpoints are often very helpful in these sorts of claims.
Your solicitors will also need you to pass on any receipts that you may have for out of pocket expenses you have made. If these are directly related to your injury or the accident then Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you recover these as part of your claim. Contact us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.