What information do I give injury lawyers in Hitchin?
Plenty of choice should be available for anyone seeking advice from personal injury lawyers in Hitchin. However, whichever one you choose, in order to make a successful claim they will need as much information from you as possible. This could include:
- Your medical report. After your accident, you will have been treated for your injuries by a medical professional. Keep your medical report and any subsequent reports for ongoing treatment. You should expect to have an independent medical examination also as part of the case preparation.
- Details of witnesses. Notice we didn’t say “witness statements.” Your solicitor will talk to the witnesses; it’s better if you as claimant don’t discuss the incident with bystanders at the time. Just ask them if they would be willing to act as witness, and take contact details. If you are a driver involved in a road traffic accident, you might invalidate your insurance if you admit liability, so apart from answering any questions to assist the emergency services you shouldn’t volunteer any information not relevant to them. Let your solicitor do the follow-up.
- Bills and receipts. Keep your collection of paperwork for expenses run up directly because of your injuries. These could include bills for personal care and domestic support, private therapies and medical treatment, and even childcare if you are unable to care for your family as normal. Not all of them may be reclaimed, but all information helps your solicitor build up the picture of your case.
- Loss of income. In some cases, freelance and agency workers can claim compensation for loss of income. Again, your solicitor will advise.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to find injury lawyers in Hitchin
Before you start a claim, you need to ensure that your claim qualifies, and you can find this out by talking to our friendly advisors. You can reach them on our freephone lines, on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Our compensation calculator can estimate what your injury claim could be worth and how much compensation you could receive if injury lawyers in Hitchin fight your case and are successful. Estimates are not a precise figure, and the final award will be higher or lower depending upon the individual circumstances.
Must I attend court?
Once you’ve started your claim, it is possible that it can be processed completely online, but your injury lawyers in Hitchin will advise if the case is likely to go to court. Ultimately, it will be your decision. It largely depends how quickly you and the defendant (the person or organisation which carries liability for your accident) come to agreement. All of our solicitors work on a no win no fee* basis. If you are worrying impact of a non-fault accident on your life, off work and the bills are mounting up, see if we can help.
If you’d prefer us to call you, text “claim365” to 88010 and we’ll call you back.
Date Published: 8th November 2013
Author: David Brown