Each June, the town of Lanark in Scotland holds its Lanimer celebrations. The tradition goes back to the awarding of royal burgh status to the town by twelfth century monarch, David 1, who decreed that once a year the town must inspect its boundaries, at the Perambulation of the Marches, which evolved into the Lanimer festivities. The children dress up in costumes, the pipe bands play and a procession of floats adorns the streets.
During such colourful days, let’s hope nobody would need to seek the services of injury lawyers Lanark when the townsfolk were all out and about enjoying the break, but you never know. Nobody knows when an accident might happen to them, and any person who has sustained injuries from an accident that was not their fault, might be considering whether they could make a claim for compensation.
Who makes a personal injury claim?
A victim of a non-fault accident from a road traffic collision, accident at work, the consequences of clinical negligence, or a slip or fall where a third party was responsible for health and safety, could be entitled to make a claim. If the injury happened within the last three years, and the victim needed medical attention for it, then he or she could qualify to claim.
How do I find injury lawyers in Lanark?
First, have an idea of the type of claim you intend to make. A specialist in road traffic law might not be the right one for you if you have a claim for medical negligence. Also bear in mind that although it might seem logical to go to the nearest firm to your place of residence, you might get better service from another firm further afield, depending upon the characteristics of your claim.
How much compensation could I win?
This depends firstly if your case is valid, and secondly on the skill of the injury lawyers who represent you. They know the “going rate” of pay-outs for your type of injury, and they will prepare your claim based on what they deem a fair amount of compensation for your pain and inconvenience and other losses, including extra expense, and sometimes for loss of income.
Accident Advice Helpline has a nationwide network of legal experts and we will be able to find one to advise you. You can talk to our advisers on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 for a free consultation about the claims process. The call won’t cost you, because the lines are Freephone. Should you wish to start your claim through injury lawyers Lanark, we can arrange for you to speak to the nearest suitable ones for you.
Will I have to go to court?
Most claims these days don’t get as far as court. If you qualify to claim and you go ahead, we will prepare the forms for you to check and sign. Provided the defendant (the party responsible for your injuries) accepts the claim and agrees the figure, then settlement can be made and you could have that compensation lump sum in your bank account. So don’t wait any longer.
Give us a call and find out how much you could be entitled to claim.
For expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 26th November 2013
Author: David Brown