It’s curious that in a world of almost unlimited information, many people still get things wrong. The personal injury world is as prone to this as anyone else, and there are many misconceptions that exist about making a claim, of which many people are not aware. For this reason, before you go looking for compensation solicitors in Torrington read some of these little known facts about personal injury law, which might well affect your decision.
You will need to prove your case
Many people think this is a soft touch — that they can be in an accident, claim whiplash and simply move on — but that’s not the case. You’ll have to demonstrate very clearly that the accident was not your fault, and that instead it was the fault of another party.
When it comes to the injury, you’ll also have to prove that this is legitimate and is having a serious effect on your life. The injury doesn’t need to have been life-threatening, but any medical treatment you received for it does need to have been genuinely required.
Because you’re the one who is making the claim, you will also have to provide proof in the eyes of the court. Therefore, it’s not just good enough to be in the right — you need to be able to demonstrate that you’re in the right, which often requires quite a bit of evidence to place before the eyes of the court.
There is a time limit
You should also never delay in investigating your rights, because from the moment your injuries are assessed the clock is ticking. Under UK law, you have precisely three years from the date of the accident in which you can decide whether or not to make a claim. That might seem like a long time, but it can slip by more quickly than you might think.
You might not have to go to court
In the majority of cases, you will not have to go to court at all because the other side will more often than not settle out of court rather than fight a long, expensive, and from their point of view ultimately futile case. They do not want to spend more than necessary, so they would rather bug out early than incur additional costs that they do not need to.
Finding compensation solicitors in Torrington
There are many different ways you can find compensation solicitors in Torrington, but the easiest is to call Accident Advice Helpline. With this approach, you not only minimise your efforts but also ensure that the lawyer you get is well suited to your specific type of claim.
To find out more about how we can help you find solicitors in Torrington, 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: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown