Driving can be a dangerous pastime. With millions of cars on our nation’s roads it’s inevitable that accidents will happen sometimes. Often the accident is unavoidable with little more damaged than your pride, but if you’ve suffered an injury then you will naturally want to see if you can claim compensation to repair the damage caused.
This guide will show you what to do if you’re hurt in a car accident and how you can find injury solicitors who will be well suited to your case.
Finding injury solicitors in Wigston
We don’t have injury solicitors in Wigston working for us however we can still help you with your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works throughout the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Wigston or anywhere else look no further than our expert service.
Are you eligible to claim?
The process begins very simply – by looking at the circumstances in which you were hurt and seeing if that makes you eligible to make a claim.
Let’s imagine you’re waiting in your car to pick up a friend when you are hit by another vehicle. The impact does a fair amount of damage to the car and gives you whiplash. After the accident you begin experiencing dizzy spells and sensations of vertigo.
So, are you able to make a claim?
Was it your fault?
The first thing to do is look at whose fault the accident was. There may be some debate about the issue and the other driver may have strong opinions. However, on the face of things, your case does look quite good. Unless you were parked in a dangerous spot it’s hard to see what else you could have done.
When there is dispute about the validity of the claim you will be helped by the evidence you have. It’s a good idea to gather the contact details of witnesses at the scene. It will also be a good idea to get hold of the names and numbers of any police officers who were present. Their statements could be very supportive to your case when the court hears about it.
When did the accident happen?
One thing that many people forget is to think about when the accident happened. Under UK law you are only allowed to make a claim for those accidents that happened within the last three years. Any longer than that and, regardless how good your claim is, you will not be able to launch any kind of legal action.
How badly were you hurt?
If you do not require medical treatment then it is unlikely that we will be able to help you. Gather information about any treatment you’ve had and plan to have. If there is a charge for this, get at least two quotes as this will form part of your compensation.
Come and speak to us
If you’d like to know more about making a claim give our team a call. We have lawyers all over the country who can fight your case.
Best of all, they all work on a no win no fee* basis, so if you don’t win you don’t pay.
To find out more about, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.