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    Making a non-fault accident claim


    Tips for making a non-fault accident claim for personal injury

    When you have been involved in a serious accident, you have a lot of things to think about. But if you are going to be making a claim for your injuries with a solicitor, it’s really important that you are submitting your application quickly. This is going to help in getting the wheels rolling on your case and make sure that you are able to get the representation that you need for your case. Here are some other tips that you can use when you’ve been injured.

    Get medical attention before making a claim

    This is going to make a big difference in whether or not your claim is approved. When the court sees that you didn’t go right away to get medical attention, they might think that you aren’t really as injured as you claim to be. Also, you want to have the medical information to follow and as proof of your injuries. This is going to help your solicitor to make a strong case for you.

    Report the accident to the authorities before making a non-fault accident claim

    The accident always should be reported to the police. Having that police report about the accident is going to help your case. It’s also something that your solicitor is going to want to have. Even if you had a minor accident, it’s still a good idea to tell the police about it. This is especially important if whiplash was involved and that’s something you are going to be claiming for. Doing this is going to give you a reference number and an independent witness to the scene, which can be highly valuable to your case.

    Be very careful what’s said before making a non-fault accident claim

    If you say anything at the accident scene, this might be considered when your case is being presented. Your solicitor is probably going to recommend that you speak with other people regarding who had caused the accident but don’t do anything until they give you their consent. Make a big effort to keep the conversations you are having about your accident to the bare minimum and be very clear that you’ve been hurt and that you’ll be getting medical treatment. Saying that you were in the right following your accident might cause harm to your case, once you have chosen your solicitor.

    Find a solicitor for making a non-fault accident claim

    A good thing for you to do is to find a solicitor who will represent you in court and who is going to look after your interests. They are going to think of things that you won’t think of and they are going to help you with knowing what you should or shouldn’t do.

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    If you are looking for a solicitor to represent you in court after you have been injured, we at Accident Advice Helpline can help you find the right one. All of our solicitors have many years of experience and they can make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. Give us a call any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and we can help you.

    Date Published: 15th October 2012

    Author: David Brown

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