When it comes to making a claim for compensation, one of the best rules you can stick to is to follow the advice from your old Cub Scout days – be prepared. This will show you the things you have to put in place from finding the right claims solicitor in Harvington to stake a claim to building a case.
Knowing when to claim
There are plenty of examples when people have made claims which don’t have much of a chance of success. They could have saved a lot of money and time if they had just stopped at the start of the whole process and asked this very simple question: am I entitled to make a claim?
To answer this question you have to look at the circumstances of the accident and see how they compare with what the law is looking for.
It’s one thing to think that you are in the right – you need to know what the law will think. In the UK the requirements of making a claim hinge upon several key factors. The first is that the accident must not have been your fault and the second is that you’ll need to show that it was the fault of the defendant.
The extent of the injuries you’ve suffered will also come into play. In the UK you will only be able to claim if the accident has had a measurable negative effect on your life. If not, then the chances are that you will not be able to make a claim.
The final factor to consider is the time limit imposed on making a personal injury claim. In the UK you have a maximum of three years to decide whether you want to make a claim. If you wait longer then you will not be able to make a claim.
The next thing to look at is what the evidence tells you. The law places the onus on you as the claimant to prove your case – so you will need evidence to back up this claim. This evidence should relate both to the accident itself and the injury. Witness statements may go a long way to addressing the question of who was at fault while details of any medical attention you’ve sought will demonstrate the severity of the injury.
Finding a claims solicitor in Harvington
Last but not least is the question of what type of claims solicitor in Harvington will be best for your case. You can benefit from finding someone whose own experience is a match for the type of injury you’ve suffered. They will be in the perfect position to tell you one way or another if you have a good case to make and if so, what you can do to improve your chances of winning.
So, to find out more about finding a claims solicitor in Harvington, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone. You can also contact us through our website on www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown