Passenger in a crash?
There are many situations in which people are hurt and one is being a passenger in a vehicle, whether that is in a car or another type of vehicle. But did you know that if this is the case, you could be entitled to claim compensation using a lawyer in Leighton Buzzard.
Find a lawyer in Leighton Buzzard: Accident Advice Helpline
But, before you do anything, you need to make sure that have an eligible claim. To do this, Accident Advice Helpline, along with our lawyer in Leighton Buzzard and other legal teams, have developed a great tool which means that get to know quickly and easily if you have a claim.
The Compensation Calculator consists of a few short questions, all of which revolve around the points in personal injury law that makes for successful compensation claims.
And these factors, all of which must be in place are:
- Injury or injuries – in order to claim, you must have been hurt with injuries that do have ‘symptoms’; this means that you must have been affected by them for you to seek medical assistance.
- Medical treatment – your lawyer in Leighton Buzzard will need to know what treatment you have received for your injury or injuries. There is no room for self-diagnosis when it comes to making a claim for compensation! You can seek treatment for your own GP or from the local hospital. We also advise strongly that you seek medical attentions as soon as possible after the accident too, as this gives an indication of the serious nature of your injuries.
It is also important to note that you can be in the middle of medical treatment for injuries; you do not have to be at the end of treatment to start your claim with our lawyer in Leighton Buzzard.
- Liability – the crux of any compensation claim made with either our lawyer or any others, is the fact that the accident or incident was NOT your fault. If there is any doubt or you contributed to the accident you may find that Accident Advice Helpline and their legal teams are unable to help you at this time. But rather than face the possibility of missing out on compensation that you are entitled to, we suggest you call us on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone
- Time bar – many potential clients are surprised to learn that there is a deadline when it comes to claiming compensation. For ‘ordinary’ accidents, the time limit is set at 3 years – in other words, you must make your claim for compensation within this window of opportunity. For cases involving industrial diseases, this time bar is applied differently.
As many at 70% of people eligible to claim fail to do so: don’t let this happen to you!
Date Published: 9th March 2014
Author: David Brown