It is true that the majority of claims we work on at Accident Advice Helpline are pretty straightforward and can generally be sorted out within a few months. However, even the simplest personal injury claim can sometimes bring a host of complications which is why it can be a good idea to be prepared for anything which might come your way. In this article, we’ll look at how to overcome some of these issues and what you need from the North Norfolk accident claim solicitors who might take on the case.
North Norfolk accident claim solicitors
When you’re in an accident the law seems to be pretty simple at first glance. You can claim if you have been in an accident within the last three years that was not your fault. However, that overlooks some of the many issues which can spring up.
For example there may be issues of dual responsibility. When you’re in an accident there is a temptation to assume that it’s either one person’s fault or the other. However this is not always the case. Take this example – a driver stops their car suddenly on the road, and another driver rams into the back of them – who is responsible?
Well the law may well argue that both were responsible. Stopping suddenly without warning can cause an accident, while the driver behind should have been driving in a responsible way which would have allowed them to react to any given situation. This dual responsibility can affect the amount of compensation which should be given out to either side.
If you are considered partly responsible for an accident you may only receive a proportion of the compensation you would have received had you not been at fault. If you were considered to be 10% responsible for an accident, you might find that you lose ten percent of your fee.
When the other side has no insurance
The law says that when we drive we must all be covered by third party insurance. If we’re not then we may find ourselves in a bit of trouble. As the victim of an accident, this could make it more difficult to claim compensation but there is still an option through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau which was set up for situations such as this. They will, in many cases, be able to pay compensation.
Finding the right lawyer
In any case, it’s always important to find the very best law firm for your case as this will improve your chances of getting a good result for any compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline can provide plenty of advice and support as well as the chance of working on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, which reduces the risks in the event that a claim is not successful.
So if you’re looking for people who can help you find North Norfolk accident claim solicitors, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 4th October 2014
Author: David Brown