Are you looking for an expert lawyer in Harlech? If so, here are a few things you might want to think about personal injury law before you start.
When you can and can’t claim
This is an area of confusion and it’s often that we find people coming to us with minor injuries who don’t really have much of a case to work with. However we also find people at the other end of the scale who have suffered a serious injury and do have a great case but have naturally assumed that there is nothing that can be done for them.
The moral of both stories is that it always pays to get information and find out what you’re entitled to.
Under UK law you are entitled to compensation if you’ve been hurt in an accident that was not your fault within the last three years. That time limit applies to all personal injury cases except for those which involve children. In those cases, the three year time limit starts from the moment when they reach their 18th birthday.
Types of accidents
Almost any type of accident can qualify for a claim as long as it fulfils the requirements we’ve just mentioned. The most common tend to be things such as road traffic accidents, injuries in the workplace and slips, trips or falls in the street.
However, anything can potentially qualify for a personal injury claim. You might suffer an illness which you contract as a result of incompetence in the local hospital, or you might get food poisoning when you go to your favourite restaurant. Whatever happens, the question of whether or not you are entitled to make a claim will depend on those principles of blame and the severity of the injury.
Going to court
The chances are you will not have to go to court as the other side will probably settle before it gets that far but if you do then here’s what you need to know. You’ll have to demonstrate to the court that the accident was the fault of the defendant and you’ll also have to show that it has had a measurable effect on your quality of life. Because you’re the one bringing the claim, the focus will also be on you to prove your case rather than the other way around.
Finding an expert lawyer in Harlech
At the Accident Advice Helpline we’re there to offer advice, support and the chance to find a top class solicitor in Harlech. Not only will we find someone who is good at what they do, but we’ll also make sure that they work on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, so you have a safety net to fall back on If you are not successful in your claim.
To find out more about how we find an expert lawyer in Harlech, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone. You can also contact us through our website on www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk.