Every year thousands of people are hurt in road accidents in or around Morpeth and many of them could by rights claim compensation. However, many of them fail to do this because of the difficulties in proving your case in road accident claims. This blog, therefore, focuses on finding an injury solicitor and how to give yourself the best chance possible.
Why are road accidents so difficult
The main issue with road accidents is the difficulty in establishing firmly who was at fault. We’ve all seen shunts on the road in which either driver leaps from their seats raging at the other one. We don’t like admitting blame at the best of times so when money is potentially involved and sizeable sums at that, it stands to reason that many people fight their corner with some ardour.
First of all it’s important to think about some basic issues which govern whether you can or cannot make a claim. If you’ve been in a road accident the clock starts ticking on the time you need to make a claim.
You’ll have to claim within three years of the accident for your case to even be heard, so the first lesson we have is that whatever you do, you should do it quickly.
Whether or not you’ve been injured will also be an important issue. In general terms we cannot help you if its been your fault or if the injury is considered too light to have had an impact on your life.
Those times in which the injury will be considered to have caused real problems will be those when you’ve suffered long term physical impairment, if you’ve had to quit your job or spend money in getting treatment.
In these circumstances compensation will be calculated on the basis of a payment for the injury itself and any incidental costs arising from it.
Where does the money come from?
By law all drivers are required to organise third party insurance which covers them for any damages they inflict on other road users. The compensation, if any, is awarded and will come from the insurance company.
Where can you get help?
Solicitors will normally offer a consultancy service before taking on the case. In most cases this should be free of charge but there may be a number of solicitors who do charge for this service. However, at Accident Advice Helpline we do not charge for consultancy.
Finding an expert injury solicitor in Morpeth
Although we do not have a local expert injury solicitor in Morpeth we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an expert injury solicitor in Morpeth look no further than our expert service.
Another reason many people choose us is our commitment to a hundred percent no win no fee deal. That means all the lawyers who work with us offer this guarantee to customers helping you feel certain that whatever happens you’re not risking any money.
So, to find an injury solicitor who can help with your case come and talk to us. Contact us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 11th December 2013
Author: David Brown