Working with an expert injury lawyer in Putney
Putney is a district in southwest London. Putney appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Putelei. It was noted that it was not a manor, but obtained 20 shillings from the ferry or market toll at Putney belonging to Mortlake.
Putney drivers, as well as drivers from anywhere else, are generally safe on our roads, but sometimes accidents do happen and if you have been involved in a car crash, that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim using an expert injury lawyer in Putney. Each collision is unique and there can be many causes for them, although the most common is driver error, often through lack of concentration.
The compensation claim criteria
To make the compensation claim there are certain criteria you should fit, this includes:
- The accident should have happened within the last three years
- You should have needed medical attention for your injuries
- The accident should not have been your fault – if you were a passenger in an accident and your driver was to blame, this is still not your fault
What an expert injury lawyer would claim for
This depends on the severity of your injuries, how long it will take to recover and many other factors, but can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss of earnings
- Travel expenses
- Medical expenses
- Care costs
- Any other cost or loss that is a direct result of the accident
Settlement of the claim
Normally this would be the insurance company of the guilty driver but sometimes that is not possible. If for some reason the driver is uninsured, or in the case of a hit and run untraceable, the case goes to the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) for your compensation claim.
Any insurance company that offers motor insurance has to be a member of MIB. The insurance companies have to pay MIB a yearly levy, which is used to compensate injured parties making their claim to them.
If the accident was caused by a pothole or bad road surface then the compensation claim would be made to the local authority responsible for maintaining the road.
Making your compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline operate on a no-win, no-fee basis meaning that you will have no money to find to start your personal injury compensation claim, using an expert injury lawyer in Putney. We have been operating for over fifteen years and have helped many thousands of non-fault victims claim the compensation to which they were entitled. Our solicitors are specialists, experienced in handling road traffic accident claims and whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian, they will ensure that every area of your claim is covered to maximise the amount of personal injury compensation you receive.
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Call now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We can help when you need an expert injury lawyer in Putney.
Date Published: 21st October 2013
Author: David Brown