If you have been hurt and the accident that caused your injuries was not your fault, you may be aware that you can claim compensation for your injuries. Scotland is a lovely part of the world, but not so much if you are involved in an accident; these things have a way of taking the shine off of anything don’t they. If you begin an internet search with something like personal accident claims in Nairn, however, you may not get the best results.
Personal Accident Claims in Nairn
Given that the localised search of ‘personal accident claims in Nairn‘ may not be the best, then casting your net a little further afield may well be. But before you do that, there are a few things to consider.
Evidence is always very important to a successful claim. There are a few steps you can take in order to help maximise your potential for compensation by gathering evidence like:
- Take photos of the injury straight away to help prove the value of your claim.
- Obtain the name, address and telephone number of all those involved as well as any witnesses and any police officer’s name and number.
- Take pictures of the scene and the surrounding area from all angles as soon as possible.
- Photograph any damage to property and obtain repair estimates.
The most important piece of advice that anybody can give you in situations such as this, is that you must start legal proceedings within three years of the accident. Failure to do this could result in the claim being disqualified.There are some occasions when the time-limitation rules do not apply as rigorously. Our accident claim advice experts will be more than happy to talk you through the claims process if you are unsure whether you could claim compensation.
- If you were under 18 when the accident happened then the 3-year period only starts to run from when you turn 18, so the limit is your 21st birthday.
- If the injury was not obvious at the time of the accident or if the condition developed invidiously over time then the three years may start to run from when you were diagnosed or started to notice symptoms. This applies, for example, in the case of conditions like industrial deafness and mesothelioma.
- Under certain circumstances the court can extend the time limits at its discretion.
Call Accident Advice Helpline Today
Call our 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to obtain, good, honest and professional accident claims advice. Or, alternatively, try our 30-second compensation calculator, which will give you a rough idea of how much you could claim and, if you wish, you can proceed with your claim today.
Advice from the helpline is always free and you are under no obligation to proceed.
Date Published: 31st July 2013
Author: David Brown