If you have been injured in an accident then you might need to speak to an experienced solicitor in Onich to find out if you could make a claim for personal injury.
What an experienced solicitor in Onich needs to know
In order to process with your claim for personal injury an injury solicitor in Onich will need to know and establish the following information:
That the accident was not your fault
It is important that the accident you were involved in was not your fault, or at least not completely your fault. Your injury solicitor in Onich will be making a claim for personal injury against another party and this other party will be the person that is responsible for the accident.
In the case of road traffic collisions this could be another road user, or even a pedestrian depending on the circumstances.
It could be the owner of a public building where you sustained your injury, your landlord if the accident occurred in the home, a manufacturer if you have been injured as a result of faulty or defective products, or a medical professional in the case of clinical negligence.
That you have been injured
This may seem obvious, but in order to make a personal injury claim on your behalf your injury solicitor in Onich will need to be able to provide evidence that you have been injured as a result of the accident in question.
The easiest and most reliable way to provide this evidence is to grant you injury solicitor in Onich access to your medical records. These will no doubt provide details of the medical attention you sought immediately following your accident, as well as any follow-up treatment that you have required.
Your injury solicitor in Onich will then also arrange for you to see an independent medical professional who will assess your condition in the time following the accident. This will help determine the severity of your injuries and the amount of financial compensation that your personal injury claim is worth.
That the accident happened in the last three years
Your injury solicitor in Onich will need to know when the accident occurred to pursue your claim, but importantly it will need to have occurred within the last three years. This is because there are strict deadlines imposed on how long you have to make a claim.
There are exceptions to these deadlines and your solicitor will be able to give you some more information regarding this, but generally speaking you have longer to claim if the victim was a minor at the time of the injury and accident, or in the cases of industrial disease where it is impossible to know when the disease first started. In the latter instance you will have three years to make a claim from the date of diagnosis.
How we can help
At Accident Advice Helpline we have been helping people make claims since 2000. Since this time we have become industry experts and we can help you with every aspect of your claim, providing you with expert advice at all times.
Date Published: 18th December 2013
Author: David Brown