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    Personal Injury Claim Procedure

    Personal Injury Claim Procedure

    There are many people who want to make a personal claim after they have been in an accident, but they don’t know the steps in a personal injury claim procedure. But the good news is that the beginning steps for the procedure are listed below to ensure that you are on the right track. When you have been in an accident and you are injured, these are some of the steps  that you should take in order to get the claim process started.

    Step one before you start a personal injury claim procedure – Gather evidence

    The first thing that you have to do is to make sure that you get all of the evidence that you can at the scene. You want to take some pictures of the accident scene, talk to any witnesses who were there, and also contact the police if someone else hasn’t done this already. Even though you haven’t really started your claim yet, these are all important things for you to do because it will make your claim that more realistic and help you to have a better chance of winning.

    Step two before you start a personal injury claim procedure – Go to the doctor

    The second thing that you want to do is to go to the doctor as soon as you can. If you can go right from the accident scene, that is even better. Make sure that you tell the doctor that the injuries that you suffered are from a car accident so that they keep all of the records of the tests that are done. You want to have the records and receipts so that your solicitor can use them for your court case against the person who caused your injuries.

    Step three before you start a personal injury claim procedure – Find a solicitor

    The third thing that you want to do is to find a solicitor who can take your case. You are going to want to have someone representing you who know what he or she is doing and who can give you good advice on how to proceed with your court case.  They should have experience with your kind of claim and they should also have really good references from the people that they have helped in the past.  These are the things that you should look for when you are looking for your solicitor.

    These are three steps that you should take when you have been in an accident.  If you have trouble with the final step, which is finding a solicitor, call us. We have plenty of professional solicitors who can help you with that. They know all about the law and all about the things that are needed for a case like yours. They will give you advice and they will guide you in the way that you should go to give you the best chance of winning your case. They will not steer you in the wrong direction.

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    Date Published: 14th January 2013

    Author: David Brown

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