Road traffic accidents make up the biggest share of personal injury claims. If you’ve been in one, then you’ll need to know how to make sure you have the best possible chance of claiming the full amount of compensation to which you’re entitled. In this article we’ll look at the rules surrounding road traffic accident and how you can use them to help you claim compensation in Eastleigh.
Back to basics
The rules surrounding road traffic accidents are pretty much the same as any other type of personal injury claim. The accident must not have been your fault, which means by extension it must have been someone else’s fault and it must have happened within the last three years; otherwise the chances are we will not be able to help.
More than that, the injuries sustained must be serious enough to warrant compensation. The rules say that they must have had a negative effect on your quality of life, but as a rule of thumb you can look at it as being if you’ve been hurt badly enough to require medical treatment then the chances are you can make a claim.
Even the most simple case tends to have its complications and this is certainly true of road traffic accidents. Normally, this will be because there is disagreement over what actually happened. Most crashes tend to be over in a flash and both drivers will be reluctant to accept responsibility for the incident. Unpicking what happened will be the task of the courts and the only way they can do this is by looking at the evidence. They will want to see things such as witness statements and photos of the scene to help them in making their decision.
The more evidence you can supply the better your chances of winning will be. To find out what you need, give us a call and speak to one of our advisors. They will tell you about your chances of success and suggest things you can do to improve the likelihood of being successful.
Paying for compensation in Eastleigh
Because of the uncertainty surrounding this type of claim it’s often a good idea to have a safety net in the form of no win no fee. This is essentially a promise made on the part of your law firm to only charge you if you are successful with your case. It’s a great way of providing you with protection and ensuring that no matter what happens claiming compensation in Eastleigh does lead to financial ruin.
Aside from that it’s also important that you work with a firm which has experience in road traffic accidents, so always make sure that the experience of your legal team matches your case.
So, to find out more about claiming compensation in Eastleigh, give our team 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: 3rd August 2014
Author: David Brown