If you live in Boscombe and have been injured in an accident that was not your fault in the last three years, then you may be thinking about making a personal injury claim in Boscombe.
You have three years from the date of your accident in which to file a claim, but you should ideally file one as soon after the accident as you can. Not only will the details will be fresh in your mind, but some claims take years to be settled if they have to go to court.
Other claims can be settled out of court in three to six months. There is no way of knowing how long your claim will take though, as it depends if the person responsible for the accident accepts liability or not.
Making a personal injury claim in Boscombe
The first step towards making your personal injury claim in Boscombe (or elsewhere) is to find an accident solicitor or a personal injury solicitor who specialises in your type of injury and your type of accident. You may have some difficulty in finding one with the relevant expertise, in which case you can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Steps for making a personal injury claim in Boscombe
After you have contacted Accident Advice Helpline a trained adviser will discuss your accident and injury with you. At the end of this, they will be able to tell you if you have a good case to file an injury claim in Boscombe (for example).
If you decide to go ahead with the claim, one or our solicitors will need documents from you such as a medical report, a police report (if this is relevant), pay slips if you wish to claim for loss of earnings and receipts for medical costs such as any private treatment you received, prescription charges and taxi fares if you need to claim these.
When your solicitor has all the information, they will write a letter to the person responsible for your accident. They will have 90 days in which to reply, and depending on their response, your solicitor will advise you on the next step. This might be to accept a reasonable offer of compensation, or reject a low one and wait for a better one. If the person denies liability, then it is unlikely that you will be able to settle your claim out of court. If the case goes to court, you may not receive compensation for several years, and you may not receive any compensation if your case is flawed.
All our expert solicitors work on a no win no fee arrangement and like to win compensation for their clients. They will work hard for you to achieve this.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice, you can call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, any day (including on Bank Holidays). We have made this easy for you to do, as you can ring free of charge on one of our numbers. These are 0800 689 0500 for landlines or 0333 500 0993 for mobile calls.
Why not call us now and find out how we may be able to help you?
Date Published: 11th September 2013