If you’ve been in an accident somewhere around Halifax and you think you might be entitled to make a personal injury claim, it can be tempting just to go ahead and make a claim. However, doing so without first stopping to think can mean you don’t quite get the level of support that you really deserve. So, if you’re looking for a personal injury solicitor in Halifax, stop to read about some of the many myths that have grown up about personal injury claims and how they compare with reality.
Myth one: I might get a really huge compensation sum
We’ve all heard about stories from around the world in which people have received minor injuries and managed to claim for millions of dollars. Well, in the real world, and certainly in this country, that’s not the case.
Most compensation settlements are fair and reasonable and take into account the amount of damage inflicted on a person’s life style.
For example, let’s say someone has broken their leg and spends six months off work. The law courts will assess compensation in the following way.
They will come up with a figure for the injury itself. A broken leg is quite serious so this figure will probably be higher than if someone had just sustained whiplash.Open Claim Calculator
They will look at any costs incurred. So you should keep a note of any travel expenses, special equipment you’ve had to buy and any medical treatment you’ve purchased or plan to purchase which can help you get back on track.
Finally, they will look at what you’ve lost in financial terms. If you’re forced to spend six months off work then you might lose out on your salary unless you have a very understanding boss. Any compensation claim will take this into account.
Making a claim is expensive
Yes and no. There is no legal aid to help you make a claim so you will have to pay your lawyer something. How much depends on the deal you reach with your lawyer and will probably make up a slice of the compensation claim.
However, some firms offer no win no fee* and Accident Advice Helpline is one of them. We guarantee that you will not have to pay a single penny unless we are successful in helping you make your case.
I’ll have to go to court
Many people dread the process of first finding a solicitor in Halifax and then following the process all the way to court, but that might not happen. In most cases the other side will settle before it gets that far.
Finding an expert solicitor in Halifax
So, if you like what you’ve heard so far and would like to find an expert solicitor in Halifax who can help with your case, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk