The Isle of Wight is a popular holiday destination just off the coast of Hampshire – in fact, you can see the coast from the island and vice versa. Its regular population is around the 138,000 mark, but it’s been a popular holiday spot for many years. During the summer, numbers swell and many people visit the island’s piers, seaside resorts and attractions. You’ll find everything you could want on the island, with little to no reason to ever consult Isle of Wight accident claim solicitors.
No one ever thinks of contacting solicitors like these unless they have good reason to. Since they deal with accident claims, people are likely to want to get in touch after being in an accident they didn’t do anything to cause. However, even when this is the case, it’s essential for there to be proof that negligence was the cause of the accident with regard to a third party.
Proof of negligence
This will be crucial to any claim that is made, regardless of where or how or why the accident happened. Proof can be obtained in a number of ways. Witness statements can be very useful, because they are from people who may have had a very different viewpoint of the incident. They will likely be impartial too. If the police were involved, they can also provide information about the accident from clues and other details taken from the scene.
Evidence of injuries to the person claiming is also very important. Seeking the advice of your GP or another medical expert, i.e. at a casualty unit, can help provide supportive evidence of your injuries both at the time and soon afterwards. Taking photos is a good idea too, as these can help you show others what happened.
It’s reasonable to wonder how much compensation you might win when you have been in an accident. It’s not just the number of injuries you have, it’s the severity, their longevity and whether or not you lost income or had other financial pressures as a result.
Instead of finding Isle of Wight accident claim solicitors, just call 0800 689 0500 to reach Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve helped many other people in similar situations already, and we could recommend one of our solicitors to help you make a no win, no fee* claim if you are in a good position.
Date Published: 19th October 2014