If you have been in an accident, there are many things you should and should not do when it comes to claiming for accident expenses in Brighton from the person at fault. Being aware of the most common mistakes accident victims make when you make your claim could make all the difference to the size of the settlement you receive.
4 fatal mistakes to avoid when claiming for accident expenses in Brighton
- Mistake #1: Failing to preserve evidence
Notify your employer about your accident and have them help you create a written record in their accident book. Make a note of the names, addresses and phone numbers of everyone involved, including eyewitnesses, and take photographs of your surroundings and anything else that may assist you in proving your case. Taking these steps will improve your chances of winning compensation when claiming for accident expenses in Brighton.
- Mistake #2: Forgoing seek medical attention
See a doctor immediately, even if you do not think you have been injured. The longer you delay seeking medical treatment, the more difficult it will be for you to connect any injuries you have sustained to your accident. Once you have sought medical attention, keep to any follow-up appointments, even if you feel you have better things to do. If you skip appointments, the insurer of the person at fault may try to reduce the size of your compensation settlement.
- Mistake #3: Giving statements without first seeking legal advice
Do not give any written or oral statements to anyone without first calling the Accident Advice Helpline and letting our team of trained claims advisors provide you with free, no-obligation advice. If you say something that could be mistaken for an admission of liability, the insurer of the person at fault may shift the blame onto you so that they can deny you Brighton personal injury compensation.
- Mistake #4: Forgoing hiring a solicitor
Remember that the job of an insurance company is to look out for their client, so hire one of our experienced solicitors and ensure that you have someone who is willing to look out for your own best interests. With our help, you could walk away with a Brighton personal injury compensation settlement that truly reflects all the physical, emotional and financial consequences of your accident.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now
You can make sure you avoid these mistakes and more by getting expert help when claiming for accident expenses in Brighton — all you have to do is give Accident Advice Helpline a call today.
Just dial 0800 689 0500 free from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, to speak to one of our helpful advisors today.