Have you been the victim of crime?
Unfortunately, with crime rates consistently high, it seems that more and more people are being affected by crime and criminal assaults. Whilst someone committing a crime may not intend to actually hurt you, they may be willing to do so in order to get what they want or in order to flee the scene.
If, for example, you’re walking along the street and someone attempts to snatch your handbag, you may get hurt or knocked over in the struggle. Similarly, if someone attempts to burgle your house and you interrupt them, you may get hurt as they try to leave the property.
Even though the offender hasn’t necessarily intended to harm you, they can still be held criminally responsible for your injuries and you could still make a compensation claim against them.
Can I make a claim with a solicitor in Ilminster?
If your injuries were caused whilst a crime was being committed and they weren’t your fault, it’s likely that an injury solicitor in Ilminster will be able to assist you in making a claim. Just like your home insurance company may be able to help you claim compensation for any damage done to your property, a personal injury solicitor in Ilminster, could help you to make a claim for any injuries you’ve experienced.
As the police will normally investigate a crime, they may be able to help you identify who is responsible and who your solicitor in Ilminster should make a compensation claim against.
However, being the victim or any sort of crime can be an extremely traumatic experience and many victims find that the subsequent legal proceedings can be as traumatic as the incident itself. If you don’t feel up to making a claim with an injury solicitor in Ilminster straightaway, don’t worry.
Often, an injury solicitor in Ilminster will be able to assist claimants for up to three years after the injury occurred so there’s no need to make a claim immediately if you don’t feel up to it.
If you’d like to know more about making a claim with a solicitor in Ilminster or how a personal injury law firm could help after a crime has occurred, why not contact us for free no obligation advice? Our friendly and professional team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can contact us throughout the day and night if you need to. To find out more or to make a claim today, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll be glad to provide further information.
Although we’ll do our best, if we can’t resolve your query immediately, a member of our professional team will get straight back to you with all the information you need in order to proceed with your claim. Call now or visit us online to find out more!