Making personal injury claims after bankruptcy of the other party in the case is one of the common questions that our teams are asked about at Accident Advice Helpline.
Bankruptcy of the other party – i.e. the person to blame for the accident in which you were injured – can be a complex subject. Currently, bankrupt people in the UK can be discharged after a year. That means they are freed from most of the debts they owed at the time of the bankruptcy order and do not have to pay them.
Personal injury claims after bankruptcy
So, where does that leave your personal injury claims after bankruptcy? Fortunately, this is one area where a debt is not automatically discharged. Bankrupt people who owe compensation for personal injury claims will only have it released if the court agrees.
This is the type of question that our friendly teams of telephone advisors can help you with at Accident Advice Helpline. As you can see, the issue is not cut and dried, but as a law firm with our own solicitors we are able to advise you and legally argue your case.
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- Work on a no win no fee* basis for all of our clients;
- Have been helping people to win compensation they deserve for over 15 years; and
- Are represented by TV consumer champion Esther Rantzen as our patron.
Having been in the business of representing the little guy in personal accident compensation cases for so long, you’ll find that Accident Advice Helpline know a thing or two about the subject. Our advice line is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and all calls are dealt with in confidence. Plus, once you’ve called Accident Advice Helpline and talked over your situation, there is absolutely no obligation to proceed with a claim.
You’ll also find that our website is a mine of information. If you are confused as to whether you are eligible to make a claim, our 30-second test will answer your questions and give you an idea of how much compensation you may be due following an accident. It asks:
- Were you injured in the last three years?
- Was the accident someone else’s fault?
- Did you receive medical attention?
If you are able to answer yes to these three questions, you are likely to have a valid claim. The three-year rule applies to the majority of personal injury cases, although the window of opportunity for claiming is extended if you were legally a child when the accident happened, or if you are claiming for an industrial disease.
Remember, choosing Accident Advice Helpline to represent you means that you will be working with experts who will not take a fee unless your case is successful. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to start your personal injury compensation claim.