If you’ve been hurt in an accident, the last thing you want to do is miss out on compensation to which you are entitled, but it’s also important that you do not launch a claim unless you have a very good chance of being successful.
This article will show you the checklist to which you should refer when making your own assessment, as well as some of the things you might want to consider when finding compensation solicitors in Twigworth to take on your case.
Making a claim
At first sight, the thought of making a personal injury claim can be quite intimidating, but in truth the rules behind when you can and can’t make a claim are pretty simple and straightforward. Under the law, you can make a claim if your case fulfils the following criteria.
Blame: The accident must not have been your fault. Equally, you must be able to show that it was someone else’s fault. When you go to court, the burden of proof will lie with you as the claimant, so it’s not enough to think you’re in the right — you have to demonstrate this clearly and obviously to the full satisfaction of the court. You will need to be able to show that the defendant was in the wrong – if you can’t, then they will be forced to find against you.
Injury: The injury must be severe enough for you to be able to demonstrate clearly the ways in which it has negatively affected your life. This could be something such as lost earnings or ongoing reduced mobility, but it can also be relatively light injuries such as whiplash. This is painful and causes problems in the short term, but is something that you should be able to get over with a little luck on your side.
Timing: The timing of the injury is also an important issue to think about. By law, you will not be able to make a claim if the accident occurred more than three years ago. That’s the maximum amount of time that can be allowed to pass by before you make a decision about whether or not you want to launch a claim. If you wait any longer than that, then regardless of how good your case might be you won’t be able to claim.
Finding compensation solicitors in Twigworth
While this should give you some information to be working with for the time being, you can never be sure what will happen until you speak to an expert. They can give you the benefit of experience by taking an honest look at the merits of your case and telling you if they think you have a good chance of winning. If so, they’ll find compensation solicitors in Twigworth who can help you out, and if you choose Accident Advice Helpline you’ll not only have the benefit of great advice and top class compensation solicitors in Twigworth, but you’ll get a no win no fee* deal.
So, to find out more, call 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