Working out if and how much compensation you could be entitled to
Read on to find out the simple way of finding out the answers to your key questions about claiming compensation, as well as how to get the right lawyer in Holborn working on your case.
The first question and one which starts off the whole conversation with Accident Advice Helpline about the ‘ins and outs’ of claiming the financial compensation that you could be entitled to, if you fit the criteria for compensation.
There are 3 key factors when it comes to making a claim and all 3 MUST be present in your effort to claim compensation; unfortunately, while ticking 2 out 3 boxes is good, it will not see you with an eligible claim.
Box 1: were you hurt and did you receive medical attention?
Box 2: was the accident within the last 3 years?
Box 3: was the accident someone else’s fault?
A simple and quick way to find out is…?
Use our compensation calculator; by answering the questions either online or by talking to an adviser on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, you will know within seconds if you have an eligible claim… and whether as your lawyer in Holborn, we can help.
Once you have the compensation ‘green light’ so to speak, you now need to decide if you want to continue with your claim. With us there is no obligation to continue, even if you can make a claim.
If you decide to go ahead, your details, along with the information we have regarding your case will be passed to one of our in-house lawyers, to fight your claim for you.
What about evidence?
As your lawyer in Holborn, we will need evidence such as witness testimonials; you may also have photos of the accident, all of which will help your legal team.
We need this evidence to create a case that the defendant – the other side against whom you are making a claim – cannot dispute. In other words, they admit liability for your accident, accepting the responsibility of you being hurt through no fault of your own.
People are understandably nervous about going to court but you will be relieved to know that the vast majority of cases do not end up there – simply because the detail that your lawyer will add to your case will show the other side the best option is to settle out of court. This involves making an offer of compensation to you but again, you are in control! You do not have to accept – you can choose to go to court but your legal team will advise you fully nearer the time.
If you think you need a lawyer in Holborn, get in touch with us today.
Date Published: 12th April 2017
Author: Jan Newell