Your guide to claiming for accident expenses in Greenwich
Claiming for accident expenses in Greenwich can be expensive which is why it’s a good idea to have a back up plan. In this article we’ll look at the financial considerations you should be taking when you decide whether or not you want to make a claim.
What the law says
The first thing to do is to understand whether your particular case warrants a personal injury claim or not. Every year, thousands of people miss out on the chance to make a claim because they are not aware what they are entitled to. We think that’s a shame and bringing and end to that has been key to our approach ever since we started.
Under the law you are entitled to make a claim if you have been injured within the last three years in an accident that was not your fault. In trying to work out whether the injury was bad enough to warrant a claim simply ask yourself if you required medical attention. If not then it’s unlikely that we will be in a position to help you out. But if so then there is a good chance that you could be entitled to make a claim as long as you can satisfy the other two requirements.
Greenwich personal injury claims
People are often concerned about what a court case entails. Nobody likes the thought of going to court but that’s always partly due to the popular imagination which includes a judge and jury. The reality of the average personal injury claims court is very different. In most cases you will not even have to go to court as the other side will come back with a settlement offer before it gets that far. If that happens then you will have to make a decision about whether or not the offer is enough. Understanding this often requires having a basic idea how much you might receive if you do win. This is why we often include a free claims estimate in the service we provide, which can help you understand more fully how much compensation you might be entitled to.
Paying for your claim
However, the one thing that really weighs on people’s minds is how much a claim might cost. There is no legal aid available for the vast majority of personal injury claims which means you’ll probably have to pay out of your own pocket. Understandably this can set many a pulses a flutter as you may have no idea how you’re going to find the money without the compensation to soften the blow.
However, if you choose a firm such as Accident Advice Helpline which offers ‘no win, no fee’, then you will only have to pay if you win.
So when you’re thinking about claiming for accident expenses in Greenwich, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: David Brown