FAQs relating to personal injury claims in Hertsmere
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we receive many phone calls each day on our helpline regarding questions people have about making personal injury claims in Hertsmere.
We thought it might be useful if we provided you with the answers straight away to some of these frequently asked questions in case this helped you with the information that you want to know.
Who can make personal injury claims in Hertsmere?
When it comes to making personal injury claims in Hertsmere anyone can do so, provided of course they meet the legal eligibility criteria.
Generally speaking in order to make a claim for compensation you need to:
- Be 18 or over
- Have been injured in some way as a result of an accident
- Be able to demonstrate that the accident in question was not your fault
- Have proof that the accident occurred within the last three years
Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help you provide the necessary evidence to prove your case.
If you are unsure, take our 30-second test today to find out whether or not you qualify to make a claim.
What happens if you are under 18?
If you are under the age of 18 and you want to make a claim for compensation then we will be able to help you.
When it comes to minors making personal injury claims in Hertsmere they generally have two options. Firstly, you can arrange for someone to act as a litigation friend and make a claim on your behalf. Any compensation awarded will then be held in trust until your reach the age of 18.
Alternatively, you can wait until you reach the age of 18 yourself and then claim in your own name and own right. In such an instance the time limit of three years will be extended. This means that if you were 13 at the time of your accident you will still be able to make a claim at 18, even though it will have been more than three years since your accident. In fact, you have up until the day before your 21st birthday in which to initiate your claim.
Do you have to use a lawyer?
Generally speaking, personal injury claims in Hertsmere are made with the support of a legal team or at least one professional. This is because making a claim for compensation can be a complicated process and it is often best to have an expert handle matters on your behalf. However, there are no rules to state that you have to have a lawyer, solicitor or anyone else handle your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline can handle all aspects of your claim provided you qualify to make one, and we are available every day on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 30th April 2017
Author: Emma Matthews