Recent figures suggest that only around 20% of those people who can make a personal injury claim do so. These figures indicate a worrying trend which sees many people miss out on compensation claims to which they should be entitled. This is something we’re keen to address here at Accident Advice Helpline with our no win no fee* solicitors in Somerset.
A major reason behind this trend is a lack of understanding. Not everyone knows about personal injury law, so many people fail to realise they are entitled to make a claim. For this reason, we’ve created this article, which will tell you everything you need to know about making a claim. Read on to find out how no win, no fee* lawyers in Somerset can help you win the compensation you deserve.
When can you claim?
You can claim compensation if you’ve been injured in an accident which was not your fault at some point within the last three years. The injury must have been severe enough to warrant some form of medical treatment and have had a negative impact on your life.
The timing is also important. There is a three-year limit on making a claim – anything longer than that will not count no matter how good your case might be. It’s important to get moving early to avoid any disappointment.
How long do cases take?
This varies. Cases can last anything from a few months to many years. It all depends on the complexity of the case in question. For this reason, you should always be prepared for the worst and choose a law firm which has the financial resources to fight a prolonged case if necessary.
Will I go to court?
In most cases no. The majority of cases we deal with are fairly ‘open and shut’, which means the other side will seek to settle before it gets to court. From their point of view, it makes sense because they don’t want to contest a case they are likely to lose.
If the other party makes a settlement offer, you’ll have to choose whether or not to accept. Having an estimate of your likely compensation can be useful to avoid missing out.
Finding no win no fee* solicitors in Somerset
The one thing we tell everyone we work with is that you should never take anything for granted. Even the most apparently straightforward case can become complicated really quickly. For this reason it’s useful to find no win no fee* solicitors in Somerset who will not charge you unless they win. This provides a huge sense of reassurance that, no matter what happens, you won’t be left out-of-pocket by a claim.
So to find no win no fee* solicitors in Somerset, you can start by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. Our friendly team is available 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you can visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 5th August 2014
Author: David Brown