In 2015, 186,209 people were injured in road traffic accidents that took place on Britain’s roads. 1,732 of these people were fatally injured, so it is plain to see that our roads are far from safe. If you have been unlucky enough to be injured whilst on the road, there is a good chance that out injury lawyers in Atherton, here at Accident Advice Helpline, can help you obtain compensation.
When can a compensation claim be made?
If you have sustained an injury as part of a road traffic accident, you can only make a personal injury claim if you were injured due to the negligence of another party. If the accident that caused your injury was, in any way, your fault, you will usually be unable to make a claim.
Furthermore, there is a strict time limit on making personal injury claims, which means that you will only be able to file a claim if you do so within 3 years of the date of your accident. If you were under 18 when your road traffic accident took place, however, you may be able to file a compensation claim, with the help of one of our injury lawyers in Atherton, up to 3 years from the day of your 18th birthday.
Another thing that you will need to bear in mind is that you will be required to prove the fact that you were injured in your accident, which means that you will need to visit a doctor or medical professional for an official diagnosis if you are to make a claim.
Getting help from injury lawyers in Atherton
If you are looking to claim personal injury compensation, whether for a road traffic accident or any other reason, it makes sense to hire a good personal injury lawyer, like the ones here at Accident Advice Helpline.
All of our personal injury lawyers work on a strictly no-win, no-fee basis, which means that we are easily accessible to all, and we have over 16 years’ experience in the field, which means that we really know what we are doing. Since we have so much experience, we can typically get things done much more quickly than many other people/firms, so you do not have to worry unduly about your claim and how it is progressing.
If you think that you may be entitled to compensation, you can find out for sure by calling Accident Advice Helpline and speaking to one of our personal injury advisers, freephone on 0800 689 0500 from any landline. Yo can also call us on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile, but calls from mobiles will be charged. Our advisers and injury lawyers in Atherton will always do their best to ensure you get the help you need when you need it most.
Date Published: 4th November 2013
Author: David Brown