If you’re looking for injury solicitors in Symington, you might feel as if you’re struggling to see the wood for the trees. Few of us know much about this topic – not unless we’ve been amazingly unlucky in our life – so it pays to know a bit more. Here are some things you should look out for.
The three year rule
It is surprising how often this slips people’s minds, but there is a time limit on how long you can wait after an accident before making a claim – three years to be precise. If you wait longer, then regardless of how good your claim might be, you will not be able to claim a single penny.
So, the moral of that story is that you should not wait before making a claim.
So, you’ve been hit by a car that wasn’t paying much attention – you should be entitled to claim compensation right? Well, sadly it isn’t always that simple. While you have your opinion on what happened the other driver might also be convinced that it was your fault, so who is the court meant to believe?
Well, in most cases, the court will take the simple measure of listening to whoever has the most compelling evidence backing up their case. You should get contact details of as many witnesses as possible. If you’re confident of your case, then the more people you can get testifying then the better it will be for you.
What constitutes an injury?
It is also a mistake to think you can make a claim for a minor scrape. Compensation is there to help people who have had an injury which has had a lasting impact on their lifestyle. This could be something like whiplash which is very common with road traffic accidents, or something more serious such as broken bones.
About your compensation
When the court decide how much compensation they think you’re entitled to they will look at the severity of the injury to see how much it has impaired your life style. They will also look at how much you’re paying to treat the injury. Physiotherapy, for example, is likely to count towards this cost.
Finding injury solicitors in Symington
So, where can you go to find the very best injury solicitors in Symington? Well, at the risk of being biased, we naturally tend to think that Accident Advice Helpline has a very good option.
We provide ongoing help and support with everything you need which enables you to find the very best people for your case.
Best of all we do all this on a no win no fee basis, so whatever happens you only pay if we help you win your case.
For more information on finding injury solicitors in Symington, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown