One of the reasons why we deal with so many car accident compensation claims in Smethwick is its close proximity to the M5 and M6 motorways. This area of the Midlands is a transport hub, and represents one of the busiest stretches of motorway in the country.
The probability of being involved in a car accident in this area is increased at certain times of the year. The winter months bring with them increased risk of accidents due to ice and snow on the roads, with summer seeing hordes of tourists using the route near Smethwick to travel down to the south-west of England.
If you have been involved in an accident in this area within the last three years, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Making car accident compensation claims in Smethwick
Some people believe that they have to claim compensation soon after their accident. This is not true, however. The time limit for starting a claim is three years unless the claim is for a minor, in which case the time limit may be extended.
One of the reasons for this time limit is that some injuries are not immediately apparent following an accident. Additionally, although some injuries are known to be serious at the time of the accident, they often develop further as time goes on.
The three-year timescale allows people to understand more about how their injury will affect daily life in a practical sense. They can better judge what to spend the compensation on should they win their case, whether that is a piece of equipment that would help their mobility or to supplement their income.
No win, no fee claims with Accident Advice Helpline
Using a Conditional Fee Agreement, or ‘no win no fee’ as it is more commonly known, ensures that if your claim is unsuccessful, you do not pay any fees to your solicitor. Having to pay upfront for a process where the outcome cannot be guaranteed is very risky in a financial sense, and proves to be a hindrance to many people seeking justice.
No win, no fee opens up access to the legal system for people whose lives have changed through no fault of their own. So even if you think you won’t want to make car accident compensation claims in Smethwick, it is definitely worthwhile speaking to a company such as ours in order to make an informed decision.
We do not operate a policy of hard-sell, and there is no obligation on your part to carry on with a claim if you feel that it is not the right course of action for you.
To see if you can claim, or to find out more information, call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th September 2015
Author: David Brown