Have you been looking for personal accident solicitors?
Millions of people are hurt in accidents every year, whether at their home, in their cars, at work, or outdoors. In many incidents, the fault lies with someone else or something else and accident victims have a right to compensation. If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, then you might benefit from the services of personal accident solicitors. When you have an accident, it can be a confusing and traumatic time. You might not know where to turn and want to concentrate only on getting yourself back to good health and life back to normal as soon possible. You might not be able to work as a result of your injuries and need medical care or therapy.
Compensation is there to help you take those steps along the road to recovery and personal accident solicitors are the experts in smoothing out the creases along the way. Although personal injury law is complicated, with the help of a solicitor, the process of making a claim can be quite straightforward. Take our 30-second test to see if you can claim for compensation using personal accident solicitors.
Who can use a personal accident solicitor and why?
Anyone who has been involved in an accident that is not their fault and which they have sustained some sort of injury or lasting damage can benefit from securing the help of personal accident solicitors. If you are wondering if you should make a claim for your injury, consider this: if more people make a public claim regarding a situation which has caused injury, then future accidents are less likely to happen. Personal accident solicitors understand very well how everything should be conducted. They will follow firm legal ethics when working with clients.
Time limits on making a claim
The overall rule for adults who are bearing in mind going ahead with a claim for personal injury compensation is that there are three years from the date of the accident to pursue a claim. If a claim isn’t settled by the third anniversary of the accident, then you will be prohibited in law from making a claim. However, there are some exclusions to this rule.
If your injury or illness was caused by a careless act or omission of a member of the medical profession, then your claim would be classed as a ‘medical negligence’ or a ‘clinical negligence’ claim. Under these circumstances, the three-year time limit may start from the time the act or omission of the medical professional treating you was identified as being the cause of your injury of illness.
Accident Advice Helpline is very experienced at managing all sorts of claims and can help you with a claim for compensation. So give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or from your mobile phone on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown