When an innocent victim has been injured in an accident that was not their own fault, the law in the UK says they can make a car accident claim for compensation from whoever caused the accident. This is a law that has been around for many years, but not as long as personal injuries.
They have been around as long as man, and there have always been other people that have caused them. In comparison though, the right to compensation is relatively new and started with property being handed over, rather than cash.
It was not unusual for jewellery to be the compensation, or pieces of art, and in extreme cases a house or even a mansion. These days the compensation is usually financial, the amount depending on the severity of the injuries and how it has impacted on the life of the victim.
Now it is not only the rich that can make an East Lindsey car accident claim
For very many years only the rich could afford to make a East Lindsey car accident claim, for the fear of losing and having to meet a hefty bill for legal fees. If a victim was claiming against a factory owner for instance, who would have been much wealthier and able to afford better legal representation than the victim, who was probably a worker living on a very low wage.
This situation continued until the government introduced legal aid in the 1940’s. This was means tested and would have helped the poorest of society, the ones that needed it most, but it still left many victims unable to make an East Lindsey car accident claim.
Then this was taken away from personal injury claims and replaced with the conditional fee agreement, which is better known as no win no fee*.
For the first time, any innocent victim could make a claim as no money is needed to start it, and no money is needed if the claim is lost. For a while after this was introduced, personal injury claims were given a lot of bad press as it was said there was an explosion in the amount of claims being made. But this was only because of the fact that many victims did not have to steer clear of making a compensation claim, that before no win no fee* would not have taken the chance.
East Lindsey car accident claim
When you are ready to make an East Lindsey car accident claim, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We are a specialist law firm that has been making successful claim since June 2000, and we have helped many thousand of claimants get the compensation they were entitled to, and deserved after they had been injured in an accident that was not their own fault.
If you would like to find out if we can help you with your claim, or just want more information, call our freephone helpline and speak with one of our friendly advisors.
Date Published: 27th November 2014