What do you need to make a compensation claim?
The facts and myths surrounding claiming compensation are explained here by Accident Advice Helpline, with input from our lawyer in Lawrence Weston.
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It costs loads of money to make a claim!
MYTH! Many people on contacting us here at Accident Advice Helpline are surprised to find that they need no money to start their claim. This is due to the no-win, no-fee agreement that we, along with our lawyer in Lawrence Weston, offer to all potential compensation claimants.
Legal aid is not available to people who believe that they are entitled to claim compensation but, under personal injury law, anyone hurt as a direct result of someone else’s actions or negligence are entitled to sue them for compensation.
At one time, the financial risk was placed entirely at the door of the victim but, recognising the unfairness of this, the no-win, no-fee agreement was created. Allowing everyone access to the legal process of claiming compensation.
Every case ends in court!
MYTH! Not every compensation case ends up being decided in the courts, as our lawyer in Lawrence Weston will tell you. Most defendants – the people responsible for your accident – along with their insurance company will attempt to avoid court at all costs.
This is simply due to the cost of compensation being far higher should they lose; they would not only have to pay you compensation but they would also be liable for court costs.
Hence, most defendants will make an offer outside of the court system, hoping you will accept. In some case, your lawyer will advise you accept this offer but in other cases, depending on the circumstances, they may advise you take the case to court.
You MUST continue with your case for compensation after contacting Accident Advice Helpline
MYTH! Accident Advice Helpline, along with our dedicated lawyers, believe wholeheartedly in operating in the most ethical and moral way possible within the realm of making compensation claims.
This extends to making sure that you feel no pressure to make a decision with which you are not 100% comfortable with.
We do not pressure or obligate anyone to continue with a claim, even after you have been told by one of our advisers that you have a genuine and eligible claim.
You can only use a lawyer in Lawrence Weston if you live there.
MYTH! Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we ‘match’ the best legal team to you on a case by case basis. In other words, we have in-house teams who deal specifically with whiplash compensation cases and another team who have comprehensive experience in dealing with compensation cases for people who have lost limbs etc.
Hence you do not need to live or work, or even have had your accident in Lawrence Weston to be able to use our expert lawyer in Lawrence Weston!
Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call now!
Date Published: 9th March 2014
Author: David Brown