One of the most important things you’ll need to do in the immediate aftermath of suffering an injury as a consequence of an accident that wasn’t your fault, is collect evidence that will help you prove a third party was responsible for the incident. If you don’t, you may find it difficult to find an injury lawyer in Peterhead that will be willing to help you make a compensation claim.
Although it might be tough if you’ve just been seriously hurt, having the foresight to gather the evidence you need may greatly improve your chances of winning compensation. In most cases, if you don’t have the evidence required to support your claim, a solicitor won’t take your case on.
The evidence your injury lawyer in Peterhead will need
First you need to establish that you were not at fault.
No matter what type of accident you’ve had, it will be a good idea to take a photo or make a video clip of the aftermath of the incident that resulted in you being injured. If you were hurt in a car crash, photograph the scene. If the driver a vehicle that was involved in the crash drives off, try to get a shot of his number plate.
If you’ve tripped over a loose paving stone while having a stroll along a pavement, take a snap of the stone concerned. If you’re hurt by a product you’ve purchased from a retailer, take a picture of the offending item after its hurt you, and keep your receipt and packaging if you have them. You may also want to take a picture of the injury you suffered itself.
The most important evidence you’ll need is medical notes. If you didn’t see a medical professional in the wake of your accident to get your injury officially recorded, your chances of winning compensation will be greatly diminished. In fact, you’ll struggle to find an injury lawyer in Peterhead willing to represent you if you don’t have medical evidence that you were hurt.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline can help you with a compensation claim if you call us within 3 years of your accident. If we think you have a successful claim, you will be represented on a no-win, no-fee basis.
We have over 15 years of experience in the business and we have trained advisors ready to help you. If you want to find out more about whether or not you can make a compensation claim, just call free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
For free, no-obligation advice from an injury lawyer in Peterhead, call Accident Advice Helpline today.