Have you suffered an accident in London within the last three years that was not your fault? Do you wish to find an accident solicitor so that you can pursue a personal injury claim? If you are looking for an injury claim in Kentish Town lawyer, you will have plenty of choice — but before you jump into making your claim, here are a few facts about making claims that you may not be aware of.
The no win no fee* deal
We have all seen the no win no fee* advertisements on our television screens and may wonder what it means. When you chose your accident solicitor, you should discuss this with them. No win no fee* does not mean no fee*s at all; any personal injury claim will have fees attached to it. It is only common sense that even the smallest accident injury claim in Kentish Town solicitor will have to charge for their time — it is their business and how they make a living, after all. No win no fee* means that your fees will be claimed back from the other party, but should you not win, you may be liable to pay theirs. This is a very important thing to consider when making your claim.
The three ticks
All claims must meet the following three criteria if they have a chance of being taken on by an accident injury claim in Kentish Town solicitor:
- They must have occurred within the last three years;
- They must have occurred because of someone else’s negligence; and
- You must have suffered an injury that required medical attention as a result.
If you feel that your individual case satisfies these conditions, then you will be able to proceed with a claim for personal injury compensation.
What your injury claim in Kentish Town solicitor does
Whether your personal injury claim in Kentish Town solicitor is from the area or not, they will ask for the names and contact details of witnesses to the event. You will not have to speak to them directly — the firm will do this for you. If you do not have any witnesses then the chance of a successful claim is reduced, but that does not mean that you should not pursue a claim at all. If there is any record of your accident — such as a police report or the completion of an accident book — this can be taken as evidence. If your accident happened in a public place, then there may be CCTV coverage to support your claim.
Getting proper advice
Before you start making a claim, it pays to take some professional advice. Companies such as Accident Advice Helpline have advisers ready to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have over 15 years’ experience and will be able to give you all the advice you need via our freephone helpline, which you can call anytime on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 11th September 2013
Author: David Brown