If you have had the misfortune to be involved in an accident that was not your fault and to have been injured in that accident, you may have been told that you need the services of an injury claims attorney to help you make a claim for compensation. You may have many questions that you’d like answered before you go ahead and start this process. Some common questions are listed below.
What exactly is an injury claims attorney?
An injury claims attorney is also sometimes called a personal injury lawyer, a personal injury solicitor or an injury claims solicitor. You may also sometimes see them referred to as a no-win, no-fee lawyer. This is because if you are allocated an injury claims attorney by a law firm like called Accident Advice Helpline, you will not have to pay any upfront legal fees at all. This is the best terms for you, the client
Will an injury claims solicitor take on any case?
It is wise to find out how likely your case is to succeed first. This is very simple and quick to do. Contact Accident Advice Helpline either via the web or over the telephone. You will be able to take our unique 30-second test just by supplying a few simple details about the accident and your injury. Injuries suffered in accidents involving cars, buses and other vehicles are eligible for the test.
It can also be used for accidents at work, slips, trip and falls when you were out and about and for medical negligence issues. Accident Advice Helpline has a team of highly trained, professional advisers who can help you if you have any queries. It is best to take the test soon after the accident so that you still remember clearly what happened. However, you actually have up to three years to make a claim.
What does an injury claims attorney do?
Put simply, they gather evidence from you about the accident, your injury and the money that you have lost and then liaise with the person that you are claiming from to get you compensation. They cannot guarantee how much money they will get for you because every case is different. They will take longer to sort out some cases than others.
The evidence that they will need from you could be details of hospital appointments and outpatient visits, operations and procedures. You can provide evidence of loss of wages by using wage slips and other expenses can be shown by receipts, invoices and car parking/travel tickets.
You will also probably need to have your injuries assessed by a medical expert. This will happen during a local appointment. A report of your injuries will be prepared. There are unlikely to be any other visits to make and court appearances are very unusual. An injury claims attorney usually communicates with their clients over the telephone.
To discuss your injury claim with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.