Think you know all there is to know about personal injury law? Well, before you go looking for an expert solicitor in Harome stop and read this as there are plenty of popular myths that might need to be addressed.
Myth one: I can claim at any time
This is not true. In the UK there is a time limit on making a claim. That’s three years from the moment you first are diagnosed. This could be a condition you’ve contracted or an actual injury. The only exception to this case is when the claim involves a child. Their three years will start from the moment they turn 18. They are entitled to make a claim before then, but the time does not start ticking down until that moment.
Myth two: there’s no risk
There has been a rise in personal injury claims which don’t have much merit in recent years and in some cases, claims which are outright fraudulent. This is because people often think there is no need to worry about losing as legal aid will sort this out.
If this is what you’re thinking then you’re in for a big shock. In the UK, legal aid has not been available for personal injury claims since the 90s. This means that if you want to claim then, like it or not then you will have to pay.
Myth three: lawyers are costly
If you have to pay them doesn’t that mean it’s too expensive for most of us? That’s not necessarily the case. To counteract the removal of legal aid, many law firms began offering ‘no win, no fee’. Accident Advice Helpline is one of those law firms and it is a firmly established part of what we do.
That does not mean the risk is removed as we’ll only make a claim if we genuinely think you have a good chance of winning your case. So, those whose claims aren’t that good need not apply.
Myth four: Claims take many years
In some cases a claim can drag on for many years but most of the time they can be wrapped up within a few months. Indeed, the other side may offer a settlement figure rather than go to court.
Finding an expert solicitor in Harome
So, now you have all that in your head, how can you find an expert solicitor in Harome? Well, it all starts with giving our team a call. We’ll look at your case and judge it on its merits. If we think you have a good chance of winning we’ll look at how you can go about making a successful claim and find an expert solicitor in Harome.
So, if you’re like to find out more, call us 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.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown