No matter how you have been hurt in a car accident in Pontypool, if the accident was not your fault then you will have a legal right to make a claim for compensation. Whether you want to make that claim is ultimately your decision, and you will have to meet some other criteria to be able to pursue your claim either way.
Being hurt in a car accident in Pontypool is not enough
Although we will of course be looking to find out whether or not you have been hurt in your accident, there are other things that we will need to consider.
Firstly, when your accident happened. We don’t mean the time of day or even which month – but how long ago. This is important because in the majority of cases claims must be made within three years of the date of the accident occurring.
This is for a number of reasons, but the most important is simply that the longer you leave it to make a claim the harder it can be to prove your case. Imagine not making a claim against someone for a decade, and then suddenly trying to contact them out of the blue to blame them for a broken leg you sustained at the time. It is going to be hard to find them, and even if you can, there is a good chance that their memory of the events is going to faded – as is yours.
Equally there will be less evidence available the longer you leave it to make a claim. It could be that witnesses are no longer prepared to come forward, photographs have been deleted as have CCTV footage. In short, it makes far more sense to make a claim sooner rather than later.
Secondly, we will want to know who was to blame for your accident. You may strongly believe that someone else was, but we have to be able to demonstrate this from a legal point of view. If we can do this then there is no reason why we will not be able to support your claim and get you the compensation that you deserve.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now
We can help if you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Pontypool. If you want to find out more about how the team at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim just give us a call. Phone 0800 689 0500 from a landline today or just text ‘claim365’ to 88010 or even call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
We will be able to give you free, no-obligation advice on moving forward with your claim after you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Pontypool, so get in touch today.
Date Published: 26th August 2015
Author: David Brown