Whether it’s a car accident or you trip over a crack in the pavement, the incident itself is always going to be distressing, so worrying about the cost of personal injury solicitors in Tamworth, how much time you’ll need off work and the recovery period isn’t going to help the healing process.
Accidents happen all the time, and mostly when you least expect them. You can never prepare yourself for an accident – even if you can see one coming. Sometimes you can brace yourself for the impact, but in other cases it happens so quickly that there is absolutely nothing you can do.
Before you know it, you’ve gone from a perfectly normal day to one filled with a trip to hospital, followed by scans and tests, maybe even an operation and thinking about the cost of personal injury solicitors in Tamworth.
What to do in the event of an accident
If you’re fortunate enough that you’ve never been involved in a serious accident, then you’re lucky. Thousands of people are affected each year, with the majority injured when it wasn’t even their fault. No matter what the circumstances of the accident might be, or how many accidents you’ve had in the past, it’s imperative that you follow a few routine steps to ensure that everyone involved gets the treatment they need.
The first is to ensure that you report the accident to the emergency services as soon as possible. In the event of a road traffic accident, the police will be required to close the road or to divert traffic, while the paramedics will be needed to provide urgent care.
If it is an incident in the workplace then an ambulance may be required to take the injured person to hospital for further assessments.
You should then make sure that you take down as many details as you possibly can about the accident, so that they can be used when it comes to making either a complaint to the police, a compensation claim or contacting your insurance company.
The cost of personal injury solicitors in Tamworth and the claims process
In the case of a compensation claim, these details, coupled with the police report from the scene and the medical notes made about your injuries, will be used to help your personal injury lawyer to make the best case for you.
At Accident Advice Helpline all of our lawyers work on a 100% no-win no-fee basis meaning that it won’t cost you a penny in advance for our services and any fees will be recovered from the other side.
If we are successful with your claim then you will receive your settlement in two stages. Firstly, the sum itself as a result of your injuries; and second any expenses that you may have been able to reclaim, such as a loss of earnings or transport costs as you were unable to drive yourself to hospital appointments.
Should you wish to make a claim, take the 30-second eligibility test on our website to find out not only if you might be able to claim, but how much it could be worth if we’re successful.
To find out more information about the claims process, give one of our friendly personal injury lawyers a call for free now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile.
Date Published: 3rd August 2015
Author: David Brown