There is so much information around that relates to personal injury cases that it can be hard to separate the facts from the fiction. Every time we turn on the TV or the radio or search the web we are bombarded by advertisements and information about how to make an injury compensation claim.
Some of this information is true but a lot of the rumours that circulate relating to personal injury claims are not based on facts. Here are some common statements that you will hear about injury compensation claims and a definitive guide to the truth about injury claims.
The Truth About Injury Claims?
You have to make an injury claim within one month of the accident – FALSE
In legal terms, you have up to three years to get your personal injury case to court. Of course, very few cases actually appear in court at all but this has to be borne in mind. For this reason, a legal firm like Accident Advice Helpline will not take on your claim if the accident occurred more than three years ago. Three years is a long time and gives you plenty of opportunity to make a claim. It is always best to start your personal injury claim as soon as possible after the accident. This lends credibility to your claim and means that all of the vital information will be easy to obtain. Over a period of months and years it is possible for records to get lost and for witnesses to become unavailable.
You have to pay huge legal fees to start an injury compensation case – FALSE
Accident Advice Helpline will be able to handle your personal injury claim on a no win no fee* basis. This means that you do not have to pay huge upfront legal fees to start your claim off. This is very good news for people who are already struggling financially because of their injuries. You can find out more about the no win no fee* scheme by calling Accident Advice Helpline on their free 24/7 hotline.
You can claim for money that you have lost – TRUE
A personal injury claim is not just for your injury – it is for the money that you have lost because you have been injured. People who have been injured lose money in all sorts of ways. They may have to take time off work and lose money in wages. They may also have to pay for childcare if they are not able to look after their children. They may also have to pay out quite large sums for help with personal care or household tasks. It can cost them a lot of money to attend many hospital appointments especially if they have to use public transport. If the injury is very serious and results in permanent disability then there may need to be adaptations to their home or to their car.