Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have helped thousands of people make personal injury claims in Brentwood. This insight has helped us to see precisely how anyone who wants to can make a good and effective personal injury claim. This article includes some of the lessons we have learned over the years which will, with luck, give you the best possible chance to make a successful claim yourself.
Know your business
Nobody is expecting you to become an expert over night, but it is very helpful if you can find a way to understand as much as possible about personal injury law. This will help you to understand what’s being said to you and put you in a much better position to work in a way which is useful and effective for you.
There’s only so much you can do yourself, so you will need help at some point and the more expert this help is, the better positioned you will be. Try to find people who understand as much as possible about your type of accident, and who is willing to offer free consultation. This allows you to dip your toe in the water and to find out if you can claim without having to go the whole hog.
Your lawyer’s advice will only be as good or bad as the information you provide. Therefore, if you hold back any information it will be to your detriment. Some people are tempted to over egg some information in an attempt to improve their chances of winning. Most legal teams will see this coming a mile away and if you try this it will only undermine your credibility.
Others go the opposite direction and don’t include everything. Medical issues they are experiencing occasionally go unreported which means they won’t be accounted for in any compensation claim. The net result will be that even if you have a great case, you’ll find yourself not being awarded the right amount of compensation.Open Claim Calculator
Don’t start too soon
Timing is important. Compensation is based in part on the severity of your injury. If you start your claim before you have recovered, the chances are that much of the compensation sum will be based on an estimated recovery time and if you get this wrong it will be you who suffers. If you expect to be back to work in six months but it takes eight, you’ll have under claimed.
Finding personal injury claims in Brentwood
Last but not least – when making personal injury claims in Brentwood, make sure you have the right lawyer. This means a lot more than just choosing someone who is local – you need an expert in your type of accident.
This is what Accident Advice Helpline can offer. We have more experience in personal injury law than anyone else, which means we’re perfectly placed to help you out.
To find out how we can help you to make personal injury claims in Brentwood, call us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.