Have you been involved in a car crash in Essex, or anywhere else for that matter, that was not your fault? Aside from insurance claims, did you know that you may also be able to claim for personal injury compensation if you were hurt?
Personal injury compensation
Making a personal injury claim for your accidental car crash in Essex, is really quite straightforward if you know how. Simply contact us at Accident Advice Helpline where, provided that you qualify for help under the conditional fee agreement (no win no fee), you will be appointed a specialist lawyer.
In order to qualify, the accident must not have been your fault — this one of the more important of the conditions that need to be satisfied. Another important one is the length of time that has passed between accident and claim.
In England and Wales, according to the time limitation rules, where an accident victim is filing a claim for personal injury compensation, court proceedings must be begin within three years of the date of the accident. If the time between accident and filing is allowed to go beyond this, the claimant will lose the right to bring his or her claim under the conditional fee agreement (no win no fee).
However, there are exceptions to this. For example, injured persons who were below the age of 18 at the time that they were involved in their accidents have until the day before they turn 21 to commence proceedings. Of course, it is still at the court’s discretion to allow or deny, but they will usually only deny with very good reason.
Another possible exception is in the case of industrial disease or deafness. In cases such as these, the time limitation will begin when the claimant is diagnosed, not when the accident occurred. In the case of industrial disease, this could be several years after the incident in question.
Seeking medical attention
Aches, pains, dizziness, nausea and protruding bones are all symptoms of injury that can occur immediately after an accident, or even in the days and weeks after.
It may seem obvious, then, that you should seek medical attention following a car crash in Essex. The longer you postpone your visit to the doctor, the harder it will be to prove that your injuries were the result of the car crash.
Once you see your doctor, be sure to document medical expenses — both immediate and ongoing –as evidence for the insurance company or any other party related to your claim.
For more information, and to start a personal injury claim for your car crash in Essex, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown