An accident is correctly described as an incident that occurred for which no one can be held responsible. Road traffic accidents that occur through poor weather conditions are true accidents. The other side of the coin is negligence whereby the situation could have been avoided if one of the parties was paying more care and attention to the task in hand.
Claims that are presented to providers on a daily basis are more correctly termed incidents as they are the result of someone’s negligence. If you have been involved in an incident and have suffered a personal injury as a result then you need to find injury solicitors in Strathaven who will be able to help you with your claim.
Injury solicitors in Strathaven: Finding a solicitor who is right for you
You have probably noticed the many advertisements for claims companies that are on our television, in magazines, on flyers in hospital waiting rooms and even touted from street corners. Finding the right one can be a challenge. All of the injury solicitors in Strathaven will want to know the same three basic things:
- That your accident (incident) occurred within the last three years.
- That someone else was to blame.
- That you suffered personal injury as a result.
If you can answer yes to all three points then you have every chance of making a successful claim for your personal injury.
What does it cost?
None of the injury solicitors in Strathaven can process a claim free of charge although in many cases should you win your claim, all you will have to pay is twenty five percent of the costs. It always pays to establish, however, what you will be expected to pay should you lose. This is where your insurance can also be called on to help. Insurance may be able to help cover the costs of your claim under the umbrella of expenses. Your personal injury lawyer will be able to explain all of this to you.
Legal Expenses’ Insurance
This is an added extra to your standard insurance policies and can also be provided by some bank accounts, credit cards or through organisations such as the Caravan Club or a motoring organisation. Check the wording of your policy carefully and then give them a call and discuss your legal expenses options. If you are still unsure discuss your policy with your personal injury solicitors in Strathaven and find out what help you may be entitled to.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you would rather deal with a national organisation than with the injury solicitors in Strahaven then you can contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 599 0993 from a mobile. The advisor who answers your call will clarify a few details with you and answer any questions you may have. Remember that the call places you under no obligation.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown