Unless you’ve had experience of a personal injury claim in the past or have some legal knowledge, the claims process can leave you with a lot of unanswered questions.
The best way to get the answers that you need is to call Accident Advice Helpline’s 24/7 free legal advice line and speak to one of our friendly and professional members of staff, have a look at the frequently asked questions below, or take our online 30-second test.
Can I claim for any accident in which I was injured?
In general, it is only possible to make a personal injury claim for accidents in which you were injured that were caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence. This could include a car accident that was caused by another driver, a workplace accident that could have been avoided, or a trip or fall caused by badly maintained floor surfaces.
There is a three-year time limit for making a claim, although this may not apply in cases of industrial disease or when the victim was a minor at the time of the incident.
How do I find a lawyer in South Glasgow to represent me?
The best way to find a lawyer in South Glasgow (or anywhere else) to represent you is through word of mouth. As Accident Advice Helpline are recommended by consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, we have one of the most reliable endorsements around.
How long does the process take?
The time that it takes to process personal injury claims can vary significantly between cases, with individual circumstances affecting how quickly a claim is processed. Your lawyer in South Glasgow should be able to give you an idea of how long your case will take, but you can always call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our highly trained and experienced members of staff if you want to find out more.
How much money could I receive if my claim were to be successful?
The amount of compensation that you could receive will depend on the circumstance of the accident in which you were involved, and on how it has affected your life since. Use the 30-second test on our website to get an idea of the level of compensation you deserve, or call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 14th April 2014
Author: David Brown