Every year, thousands of people are hurt in road accidents in Tain, but many continue to be put off by the thought of making a claim. However, as this article shows, it can be surprisingly easy to make a claim and find injury solicitors in Tain who have the skills and experience to help you with your case.
Here’s how you should go about making a claim for a road accident.
When accidents happen
Lets picture this scenario. You’re sitting in your car waiting for a friend, when you’re hit by another vehicle. You suffer whiplash and ever since then have been suffering from sensations of vertigo, which you believe are related to the accident. The question is: can you claim, and if so how much can you claim for?
Time is of the essence
The first thing to look at is the question of time. Under UK law, you must make a personal injury claim within three years of an accident happening. So, if the accident happened longer ago than that, then regardless of how good your claim might be you will not be able to make a claim.
In road accidents, blame is often more difficult to establish than with other common types of injury. An incident can be over so quickly that you cannot always be certain.
In this instance, you might say that the driver should have slowed down, while they might counter that you had been parked in a dangerous place. The court will have to decide who they believe. In doing so, they will probably pay the greatest heed to the side who has evidence backing up their case. They will examine the evidence and make a decision on the basis of what they see.
If you are confident in your case, therefore, it pays to get as much evidence involved as you possibly can. Gather contact details of people who were at the scene and pass these onto your lawyers. Note down the names and numbers of any officers who were present and, again, pass these onto your lawyer.
Any other information you have, such as photos of the scene, will also be useful.
About the injury
The next thing to think about is the injury itself. You should be able to illustrate how the accident has impeded your life and how much money you have spent trying to put it right. Gather estimates for any medical treatment you might be undertaking and keep note of what you’ve spent already. This will be important when it comes to assessing a payout.
Legal advice after an accident in Tain
Finally, we move into the process of finding legal advice after an accident in Tain. We have lawyers based all over the country, which means that we can find someone located near to you. Best of all, that lawyer will offer a no win no fee* service.
For more information about finding injury solicitors who can help you with your case, call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 31st January 2014