Chard is a town and civil parish in the Somerset county of England. It lies on the A30 road near the Devon border, 15 miles south west of Yeovil. The parish has a population of approximately 13,000 and it is the southernmost and highest town in Somerset. Administratively Chard forms part of the district of South Somerset.
Do I really need an injury solicitor in Chard?
In short the answer is yes. If you want to, then it is possible to try and handle your own injury claim. However, what you should really be questioning is whether you would want to!
There are several stages you have to go through in order to make a successful claim and without any legal knowledge, this could be harder than you think!
The truth is that companies such as Accident Advice Helpline make it look easy – so more and more people are tempted to try and go through a claim on their own. However, remember that companies of this size have massive amounts of backing and experience behind them, which makes it much easier for them.
If you have no legal knowledge then you could struggle when it comes to being in charge of your own claim.
I still want to make my own claim
If you still feel like you would rather struggle through and make your own claim, then the best thing you can do is try to go down a route which avoids court. There is a lot to be said for a strongly worded letter and you could be lucky that when you write to a company, they take the right route and compensate you.
How to write a letter
Ideally you could look to contact an injury solicitor in Chard to help with your claim, but if you want to write your own letter you want to make sure it’s perfect.
Things to include
- Full details of the accident – who, what, when and where.
- An explanation of the circumstances and why you feel they are to blame
- How much compensation you expect
- A time-scale in which you expect a reply
You should also include evidence of any claims you have made – i.e. medical notes or payslips showing a loss of earnings. It is important that you come across as professional as possible and have a letter that is free of grammar and spelling mistakes.
The follow up
If you haven’t heard from them within the original time frame you asked for then you need to write to them again urging them to respond, with a copy of your original letter.
If you still have no luck then it could be time to get in touch with an injury solicitor in Chard for their advice. That way you can go down the legal route and make a claim through the courts. Accident Advice Helpline are great for this, and with a 24 hour phone line you can speak directly to experienced advisors; getting their help and advice is easier than ever!
Landline: 0800 689 0500
Mobile: 033 500 0993
Remember as well that claims are no win, no fee – so you have nothing to lose by contacting them and looking at your options.
Date Published: 31st December 2013
Author: David Brown