As many surveys show, making a personal injury claim is often rated as one of the most stressful experiences you can go through. That’s because at a time when your ability to pay is limited, the demands being placed on you multiply. So to help make everything simple, here’s our guide to claiming compensation in East Hampshire.
Step one: Do some research
The chances are that you will not fully understand what you’re getting into, so it pays to do some research.
The law surrounding personal injury law is pretty simple. You can make a claim for compensation in East Hampshire if you were injured within the past three years in an accident that was not your fault. That three year rule represents the maximum amount of time you can allow to pass after an accident before making a claim, and the injury must be bad enough to have required medical treatment of some kind.
Step two: Find a good law firm
If you’re looking to claim compensation in East Hampshire the first thing you need to do is cast around for likely firms to take your case on. You can start by searching the internet which will bring up a few likely choices, but as you’ll discover not all of these will be based in East Hampshire.
This is not necessarily a bad thing. It is quite possible for a firm not to be based locally but still supply locally based lawyers and provide an extremely high service to their clients as Accident Advice Helpline demonstrates every day.
What counts most of all is the background and track record of a firm and their ability to assist with the type of claim you’re looking to make. Personal injury law can be complex so it’s important to have someone on your side who understands the intricacies involved.
Step three: claim compensation in East Hampshire
Once you’ve found the right law firm, it’s a good idea to get advice about what you should do next. Accident Advice Helpline offers a huge amount of advice and support to all our clients, which includes a free compensation estimate. This is our chance to look closely at your situation and reach our own conclusion about what how much you should be paid. You can then use this as something to shoot for as you progress with your claim.
Paying for a claim
Finally, you need to make sure you’re not going to be left out of pocket. There is no legal aid so it helps to find a firm who offers ‘no win, no fee*’. This protects you financially in the event that you lose your case.
So, to find out how you can claim compensation in East Hampshire with that ‘no win, no fee*’ protection, 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: 20th July 2014
Author: David Brown