Having an accident can be stressful not least because it sends us into a world in which we are not the experts, and we’ll be surrounded by people who tell us that they are. With plenty of people out there who will be happy to take advantage of us in this vulnerable position it’s a good idea if we know a little about what our rights are. Therefore, if you’re looking at making Holywell personal injury claims, this article will tell you what rights to expect.
When you can make a claim
Personal injury compensation is there to help people who have been injured – because of someone else’s mistake – in such a way that it has had a negative impact on their quality of life. In order to successfully claim, you will have to show that the injury was bad enough to require medical treatment, and that the defendant was at fault.
You have to prove your case
If the case goes to the courts you will be operating under the principal of innocent until proven guilty. This means that if you cannot definitively prove that the accident was the fault of the other side, the court will have no choice but to find in their favour. This means your evidence needs to be good.
Exceptions to the rule
There are times when you will be barred from claiming no matter how good your case might be. When you are injured, you have a three year time limit on when you can and can’t make a claim. If you leave it beyond this, you will not be allowed to claim no matter how good your case might be. This might seem like a long time, but you’ll be surprised how quickly the time can slip by. So it’s always a good idea to make sure you look into your rights as soon as possible.
You’re in control
You should never be forced into any obligation to use any law firm you speak to. You’re within your rights to walk away or swap firms at any time.
Going to court
One thing that always worries people is the thought of going to court, but this may not happen. In the majority of cases the other side comes back with a settlement offer. This is normally a signal that their legal team has told them they’re unlikely to win, so now it’s damage limitation time.
Paying for Holywell personal injury claims
The frightening thing for many people is the thought of paying legal bills if you do not win your case. As such we offer no win no fee*, which means if you don’t win you won’t have to pay.
To find out more about Holywell personal injury claims give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.