If you’ve been hurt and you think you deserve compensation then there are various obstacles you’ll have to overcome. Here we’ll look at some of the key things you’ll have to know from assessing your own claim to finding an expert solicitor in Handforth who can take on your case.
The burden of proof
As the claimant you’ll have to show several things. First, that the accident was not your fault but by implication was the fault of the other side. Second, that the injury has had a negative affect on your life.
To get proof you need evidence. So, records of any medical treatments received and a diagnosis from a doctor relating to how seriously you’ve been injured will be very useful. Secondly, if you’ve been forced off work, get an idea for how long as this will be important when it comes to assessing any compensation.
To establish where blame lies it’s also a good idea to get photos of the place where the accident occurred at the time it happened. Equally, if there were any witnesses at the scene it helps to get their contact details as they could be crucial in convincing the courts of your case.
Although it’s important to build as good a case as possible to be successful in court the chances are that you will not get that far. Most insurance companies want to avoid a long court case if possible so they may try to settle out of court.
The first offer may well be a long way below what you deserve, so it’s a good idea to have your wits about you to make sure you know whether their offer is realistic or not.
At Accident Advice Helpline we can give you an early estimate of what your compensation fee might look like if you’re successful in your case.
We make this assessment based on what we know about personal injury law and the information you’ve provided about your case to us. Although it is only an estimate it does set realistic expectations and enables you to judge whether to accept the settlement or hold out for more.
Finding an expert solicitor in Handforth
Your choice of lawyer will go a long way to determining success or failure. In an ideal world you want someone who is highly trained and has an excellent reputation in general but you may well want something a little more than that – an expert solicitor in Handforth who also has specific experience in your type of accident.
They will be able to give you better advice and to support you in your claim in a much more effective way.
So, to find an expert solicitor in Handforth, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 31st March 2014
Author: David Brown