Have you been in an accident some time in the last three years that was not your fault? And are you looking for compensation in Cardiff? If so, try to avoid these simple errors that can reduce your chances of winning.
Choosing the wrong lawyer
Many people make the mistake of choosing the wrong law firm to work with and that’s a big shame because it reduces their chances of making a successful claim. Although the basic rules surrounding personal injury law appear relatively straightforward they can be much more complicated than you might imagine. For example, the challenge of claiming compensation after an accident on the road is a different kettle of fish from claiming for asbestos poisoning or any other long term injury.
For this reason it pays you to understand what you’re looking for and what each lawyer can offer. Most law firms should list those types of claims they are set up to deal with, but it’s always worth asking just in case.
Not providing enough information
The main thing to remember about any claim is it’s not just being right that counts; it’s being able to prove it. This means that you’ll have to provide evidence to back up your claims and more than a few cases have been thrown out because the claimant simply didn’t have enough information to back up their case. It wasn’t that the law courts didn’t believe them; it was just that they couldn’t prove it and so had not choice but to find in the favour of the defendant.
Because you’ll probably be claiming against an insurance company who have their own expensive team of lawyers it pays to be careful in this. They will exploit any loop hole to get out of paying what’s due so you have to make your case watertight.
Under estimating recovery
Some people make claims early on in the recovery process which can be a mistake because you’ll end up estimating how long it will take you to recover. This means the final compensation figure may well not be the full amount to which you’re entitled.
It’s worth having a follow up medical assessment to give a clearer indication to the extent of your injuries. It’s perfectly possible for people to get these measures wrong when deciding on the next steps forward.
Paying for compensation in Cardiff
Another frustrating mistake can be paying too much for compensation. There are many law firms offering compensation in Cardiff, so it pays to shop around and reduce legal fees as much as possible.
At Accident Advice Helpline we’re perfectly set up to provide support in claiming compensation in Cardiff. To find out what we offer and how we can help you, call our team on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: David Brown