If you’ve been involved in an accident that was not your fault there is always a good chance you will be entitled to claim compensation. However, before you go looking for a Barnsley law firm, you should always stop and ask yourself if you really can make a claim because if you go ahead with little chance of winning you’ll just end up wasting time and money. For this reason, we’ve put this article together to explain when you can and can’t claim.
Finding a Barnsley law firm
Many people feel that personal injury law is a pretty simple deal reducing everything to one theory – ‘no win, no fee’. But you’ll be unsurprised to know there is a little more to it than that. So, before you go looking for a Barnsley law firm here is a closer examination of some of the things you might need to consider.
- Blame: The law in the UK says that if you are hurt in an accident that was not your fault you should be entitled to claim compensation. Within that, though, is the obvious proviso that it must have been someone else’s fault. This is something that you will have to demonstrate clearly to the courts when the time comes to make a claim. If you fail to do so, then you could find yourself in trouble. The courts can only go on what the evidence says and if it’s a case of your word against theirs then they will have no option but to find against you.
- Time: Here in the UK there is a three year limit on any claim. This means that you can only wait a maximum of three years while you decide whether or not to go ahead with a claim. If you leave it any longer, then no matter how good your case might be you will not be entitled to make a claim. Again, it can seem unfair, but this is the way of the world.
- Injury: To qualify for compensation an injury must be bad enough to warrant medical attention. When you go to court, you’ll have to demonstrate that it has had a negative impact on your life, either costing you money or negatively impacting your quality of life. Again, if you fail to do this, then no matter how good your claim might be, you will not be eligible for compensation.
Paying for your case
When you start looking for a Barnsley law firm, the most important thing you can do is find someone who works on the basis of ‘no-win, no-fee’ as this can be highly important in helping you decide whether or not you can claim.
So, to find a Barnsley law firm, 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.