Under what circumstances can victims of a non-fault accident in Wakefield make claims?
There can be confusion over when, exactly, the victims of a non-fault accident in Wakefield can make an accident claim. This is why it is always advisable to seek specialist legal advice. It is a waste of time, effort and often money, to bring a claim when there are no strong grounds to do so. At the same time, it’s estimated that seven in every ten people who are entitled to claim compensation never do so. Thus they are missing out on a sum of money that could really help them get their lives back in order after being injured through no fault of their own.
Can you make a claim for your injuries?
In broad terms, the if you have had a non-fault accident in Wakefield, you would be entitled to make an accident claim against the parties responsible if:
- The accident caused you injuries necessitating medical treatment;
- The organisation or individual that caused the accident was acting carelessly; and
- The accident happened within the last three years.
However, there are some exceptions to this. In some circumstances, for instance, you may have a longer or shorter period of time in which to make a claim. So it’s always worth checking your own case to make sure you fit the legal criteria.
Talk with our advisors at Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline will provide you with free legal advice from the comfort of your own home through our 24/7 helpline. Call and give us a few details about your accident. We’ll assess the information you give us and quickly give you our honest opinion as to whether or not you have good reason to make a claim; how likely it is that your claim would be successful; and roughly how much compensation you could expect if your claim is successful.
Can I afford to make a claim?
As well as free legal advice at the outset, we also aim to make claiming affordable. We do not charge any money upfront to get your claim started. And we will appoint you a specialist lawyer working on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
Will I have to go to court?
Not necessarily. The majority of cases we handle can be settled through correspondence.
How to get in touch
- Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile;
- Text ‘claim365’ to 88010; or
- Try the 30 second test on our website
If you think, after reading this, that you have good reason to consider making a claim, why not get in touch now? We are always happy to give you free legal advice about your case.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: David Brown