Do you need to make a negligence claim in Suffolk Coastal? Road traffic accidents happen every day throughout the country. If you have been involved in one and it was not your fault, there is a very high chance that you will be entitled to compensation. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding making a negligence claim in Suffolk Coastal.
FAQ about making a negligence claim in Suffolk Coastal
- How long do I have to make a claim? There is a three-year time limit on all personal injury cases. This starts from the date of the accident and court proceedings must be issued within this time frame. Therefore, if you were involved in a road traffic accident on the 6th June 2014 you will have until the 5th June 2017 to make a claim. However, you certainly shouldn’t wait around, as you will find it much easier to claim the sooner you do it.
- Will I have to go to court? It is impossible to give a definitive answer, yet it is extremely unlikely that you will have to go to court. In fact, fewer than 3% of personal injury cases end up going to trial. It is in the interest of both parties to get everything wrapped up as quickly as possible. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we try to get our cases resolved over the phone.
- What can I claim for? Aside from claiming for your injuries, there are several other things you can claim for. This includes the likes of medical costs, such as treatment and prescription expenses, loss of income, travel costs, childcare expenses, counselling expenses and the cost of repairing your vehicle. These are known as ‘special damages’, but please note that you will need to have proof of these expenses if you are to claim.
- How do I make a claim? This is the easy part. All you need to do is get in contact with Accident Advice Helpline and we will handle everything for you. Give us a call and you will speak to one of our friendly and experienced advisers. They will answer all of your queries and make sure you are put in touch with the best solicitor from our team based on the specifics of your case.
How to contact Accident Advice Helpline now
There are several options to choose from if you want to find out more about personal injury claims. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can try the easy and quick 30-second test on our website.
Date Published: 19th August 2014
Author: David Brown