Common problems faced by personal injury victims
After suffering a personal injury as a result of someone else’s fault, whether in a car, at work or after a trip or fall somewhere, there are a number of questions and concerns from victims regarding making a claim for compensation. We take a look at some of the most common concerns below.
My accident took place some time ago, I can’t make a claim
It is commonly misunderstood that in order to make a personal injury claim, you need to file the complaint straight away. In fact, legislation states that you have three years to make a claim following an accident, and even longer if you were a minor or have suffered an industrial disease.
If I lose my case, I will be even more out of pocket
This depends on the law firm you choose to handle your case. A lawyer in Rosebank may charge you legal fees even if you lose your case, whereas a specialist personal injury company like Accident Advice Helpline work on a 100 % no win, no fee* basis which means that there is nothing to pay if you lose.
I will have to go to court
Whilst it may be true in more complicated cases, in the majority of personal injury cases, claims can be resolved over the phone, with no need to appear in court or spend lengthy periods of time in a lawyer’s office.
What if I can’t find a suitable lawyer in Rosebank?
If there isn’t a suitable lawyer in Rosebank for your needs, then Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help, operating nationwide and dealing solely with personal injury cases, meaning that they are one of the best placed firms for dealing with your claim.
I don’t know if I’m eligible
The easiest way to find out if you’re eligible is to head to AAH homepage which has details of the unique 30-second test which can determine if you could be entitled to a claim. The website also has details of recommendations from satisfied clients as well as endorsements from consumer champion Esther Rantzen. The website also has details of other contact methods to discuss your case with a member of AAH team.
Find out if you could be eligible to make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 3rd March 2014
Author: Jan Newell