There are certain things that you ought to bear in mind if you are thinking about claiming after a car crash in North Somerset. These can make a huge difference as to whether or not your claim is likely to be a success and how much compensation you might actually be able to claim for.
Claiming after a car crash in North Somerset – what you should know
The first thing you ought to be aware of is that you can only make a claim for compensation if the accident in question was not your fault. This is because a claim has to be made against the liable party and if that liable party is you things aren’t going to work out too well! You can hardly benefit if it is you (or your insurance company) footing the bill.
However, if you are unsure who is to blame then the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can help with this. We will be able to look at the facts of the case, the evidence that is on hand and then use our knowledge of the law to determine whether or not you have a strong case for moving forward and seeking compensation.
You also need to be aware that we cannot just take your word for it that you have been injured. It may be that you have physical proof as a result of your accident, a scar or a limp, but we need more than this. Such injuries could have been sustained at any time and as a result of any number of different accidents – how does anyone know that they were caused by the accident that you are claiming for?
The best way to provide this evidence is through your medical records. When you see a doctor or other medical professional after your accident they will record the nature of your injuries and what you say caused them. Your injuries will either marry up with this description or they won’t. Your records will also show when you sought medical attention and this will tie up with when you say the accident occurred.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to find out more about claiming after a car crash in North Somerset speak to the team at Accident Advice Helpline today. You can phone us on either 0800 689 0500 from a landline, 0333 500 0993 from a mobile or just text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and a member of our team will give you a call back.
We are able to offer free no obligation advice to get you started so get in touch today to find out more.
Date Published: 19th August 2015
Author: David Brown