Discover why taking too long to make your negligence claim in Test Valley can hurt your chances of getting compensation
If you find yourself in a position where you need to make a negligence claim in Test Valley, you may be feeling a bit confused and overwhelmed regarding how to go about it. After all, it is unlikely that you have found yourself in this position before! Unfortunately this leads to a lot of people hurting their chances of getting compensation without even realising it.
One of the ways people do this is by waiting too long to make a claim. Did you know that there is a time limit on almost all personal injury cases? This time limit is three years. You have three years from the date of the accident in question to make your claim. Please note that court proceedings must be issued within this time frame. If you have suffered an injury that develops over time, such as vibration white finger, you will have three years from the date of the diagnosis instead.
You may think three years seems like a long time! But, when you have to deal with the injury and the recovery process, time can go very quickly. Plus, a lot of people simply wait for a year or two because they believe they have the time to do so and they want to see how their recovery goes. Nevertheless, the longer you wait the more difficult it is to make a negligence claim in Test Valley.
Why is claiming difficult if you wait?
There are several reasons why this is the case. Firstly, the details of your accident and your recollection are going to become more and more blurred in your mind as time passes. It is much better to make your claim soon so that everything is fresh. You will also find it a lot more difficult to get your hands on vital pieces of evidence, such as witness statements. What happens if your witnesses have moved address or changed their telephone number and you cannot get in touch with them? They may be unable to remember the details of the case and they may not wish to cooperate. All in all, it is clear to see, the sooner you make your accident claim the better!
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Date Published: 13th September 2015
Author: David Brown