Want to know if you can make a claim for compensation? This blog will show you, with a hypothetical case study, how a typical claim made through Accident Advice Helpline might happen. For the purposes of this study, we’ll be focusing on the story of Jenny who is looking for an injury attorney in Swallowfield.
Six months ago, Jenny’s car was hit while she was waiting for a friend. She suffered whiplash and says she has since been experiencing feelings of vertigo as a result of the accident. After spending out quite a bit of money on physiotherapy, she wants to know if she can make a claim.
Is she entitled to compensation?
On the face of it, you might say that she is. The accident has happened within the last three years, and from the sound of it the accident was not her fault. As long as she was not parked in an unreasonable place, it should be assumed that the oncoming car should have had the wherewithal to miss a stationary object.
How to assess the claim
When deciding whether or not she can claim, the court will first decide on where they think the blame lies. Jenny could help her case by gathering evidence:
- Get the names and numbers of any policemen who attend the scene; and
- Get contact numbers of any witnesses at the scene and pass these onto her lawyer.
All this will help back up her case that she was an innocent victim in the incident.
The next thing to do is to look at how much she should be paid. The compensation fee will focus on the injury itself, so will take account of her whiplash and sensations of vertigo. She should get a medical assessment to illustrate how bad these injuries are.
Additionally, she should illustrate how much it has cost her. If she’s been seeking therapy for this, then how much has it cost so far and how much can she expect it to cost moving into the future?
Finding an injury attorney in Swallowfield
While her case appears straightforward, she might still want help finding an injury attorney in Swallowfield, and this is something we can offer at Accident Advice Helpline. With a team of experts accessible over the phone, we can talk her through the process, give her an idea of how much she might receive and provide an injury attorney in Swallowfield.
This lawyer will have the expertise to help with her case, as well as the reassurance of a no win no fee* proposition. This means that Jenny only has to pay us anything if we’ve been successful in helping her to win her case.
So, to find out more about how you could follow Jenny’s example and win compensation for your accident, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.