How an injury claim lawyer in Hendon can help
If you have been involved in an accident then you should speak to an injury lawyer in Hendon about making a claim for compensation.
An injury claim lawyer in Hendon can help you make a compensation claim by ensuring you have all the relevant information regarding your case, and have gathered all the necessary evidence to prove three vitally important facts:
- That you have been injured as a result of the accident.
- That the accident in question was not your fault.
- That the accident occurred within the last three years.
When it comes to proving that you have been injured as a result of an accident, your injury lawyer in Hendon will need to look to your medical records as evidence of your injuries.
Regardless of the type of accident you have been involved in, if you have been injured then it is logical to assume that you will have sought medical attention. If you did not it is going to be exceptionally difficult to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that an injury did in fact occur. Especially if some time has elapsed since the accident, and alleged injury, took place.
If you did seek medical treatment following an accident then your injury lawyer in Hendon will ask you to sign a consent form to allow them to contact your General Practitioner to have access to your medical records. These will then be forwarded to the other side’s legal representation.
Your injury lawyer in Hendon will also arrange for you to have an assessment completed by an independent medical professional. This assessment may involve a physical examination of your injuries, and will allow you the opportunity to discuss the immediate seriousness of your injuries following your accident, and how they have improved (if they have) in the intervening time. This medical expert will also make an assessment of how long you are likely to continue suffering as a result of your injuries.
Not your fault
It is important that the accident in question was not your fault i.e. that it was someone else’s fault. This is because if you make a claim for financial compensation, your injury lawyer in Hendon will be making the claim against the person liable for the accident. It does not matter if you are partly responsible or liable for the accident; however, this will reduce the amount of financial compensation you can expect to receive.
Your injury claim lawyer in Hendon will help establish fault by looking at the details of the accident, looking at how it could have been prevented, looking at any evidence gathered (for example, police or witness reports and photographs/sketches of the scene of the accident if appropriate).
The reason your injury claim lawyer in Hendon will ask when the accident occurred is because there are strict time limits imposed on how long you have to make a claim. This is usually three years.
Take the Test
To find out if you could be able to make a claim for compensation take our 30-second test today. If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 5th December 2013
Author: David Brown