If you’ve been injured in an Adur accident you might wonder how it differs from an accident in any other part of the country. The answer is that it doesn’t, except possibly in your choice of law firms.
Help after being injured in an Adur accident
If you have been injured in an Adur accident, you have sustained long term injuries, and you do not believe the accident was your fault; if you want to investigate whether or not you are entitled to claim compensation, what should you do?
The first thing to remember is not to panic and take it slow. Some people just look for a locally based lawyer and go with the first firm which decides to take on their case. This can be tempting because if you have been injured then you might expect a local firm to offer a more reliable service than one of those national firms you have seen on the internet or on TV.
However, a local firm may be limited in the range of services it can provide. Making a personal injury claim for an Adur accident (or an accident that took place anywhere here in the UK) is actually a pretty specialist task and requires a different set of skills when dealing with even some of the more basic types of claims.
For example, the task of claiming compensation after a slip, trip or fall in the street can be very different from claiming for whiplash after a car accident. It requires not only a detailed knowledge of the relevant pieces of legislation, but also in what to do to assess the appropriate levels of compensation, and also to make sure that you stand the best chance of winning.
We know our stuff at Accident Advice helpline
So if you’ve been injured in an Adur accident, local knowledge is important; but it’s not as vital as having lawyers that really knows their stuff. To do that you should not be afraid to throw the net a little wider and include national firms in your search.
The problem here is that not all of them are entirely reliable. Some claim to be personal injury firms, but are actually claims management companies assuming the identity of a reliable law firm. They do not actually make the claim themselves – they just take down your details and then search for a law firm.
If you use a firm such as this then you are basically paying someone to do an internet search for you and giving up any control over which firm is actually handling your case. You might find that you do not know who is handling your claim, or what you will be paying at what point in the process.
However, if you choose Accident Advice Helpline, we offer detailed advice and support right the way through, giving you constant updates on the progress of your case and letting you decide on what to do in each instance.
Of course, even we can’t guarantee success which is why we work on the basis of no-win, no-fee, so that if we can’t help you win your case, you at least won’t have to pay our legal fee.
To find out more about what we do and how we help after being injured in any sort of non-fault accident, call us on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Don’t delay, call us today.
Date Published: 16th June 2014
Author: David Brown