Every year there will be hundreds of personal injury claims in Byfleet – some of which will be for major accidents and others will be for lesser claims, but not all of those claimants will receive full justice for their case. This article looks at what you should do to ensure you’re not left out of the loop.
All the facts
The most common mistake people make is to under claim. This can happen when you do not fully take into account all your injuries.
People often find that an initial diagnosis somewhat underplays the extent of the injuries you have suffered. Nobody is infallible – not even the doctors, and it’s perfectly possible for them to have got something wrong. If this is the case, it may be a good idea to have more than one assessment. Having two differing opinions looking into a case increases the chances of making an accurate diagnosis and as such getting the full compensation to which you’re entitled.
Claiming too soon
Another common error is to make a claim too early. Not waiting until you have made a full recovery can seem like common sense as it speeds up the entire process, but if you do so then you are vulnerable to further complications. If your recovery time turns out to be longer than expected, for example, you will have under claimed significantly.
Not getting the best lawyer
It’s another common misunderstanding that all claims are pretty much the same as each other – obeying the simple ‘where there’s blame there’s a claim’ motto. The truth is anything but. Making a claim for a road traffic accident, for example, is an entirely different challenge than for an injury in the workplace. It’s very important, therefore, that you make certain that any lawyer you choose has specific experience with that type of claim. If not there’s a good chance you could miss out.
In theory they should always clearly state which areas of the law they do specialise in, but it’s always worth asking the question to make sure – better safe than sorry.
Making personal injury claims in Byfleet
The one thing our years of helping people to claim has taught us is that it’s never possible to be certain about anything. Given that you’ll be responsible for footing the bill if everything goes wrong you’ll want to make sure you have something on standby.
This is why it’s a good idea to work on the basis of no win no fee*. If you don’t win your case you won’t have to pay a penny. Making personal injury claims in Byfleet should never be something which drives you deeper into debt.
So, if you’re looking to make personal injury claims in Byfleet, give us a call to see how we can help on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.