The North West of England is a densely populated area which comprises the counties of Lancashire and Cheshire and includes major cities including Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Blackpool and Leeds, amongst others.
There are many legal firms in the North West that handle personal injury claims. In densely populated areas such as this one, the problem can be too much choice rather than too little, so the important thing is to find the right expertise for your particular case. Whatever, the same basic rules apply to starting a claim.
Q. Which legal provider should I use when making personal injury claims in the North West?
A. Accident Advice Helpline works with a network of hundreds of legal partners with expertise over a range of legal specialists. We can help you find the right one for you and you won’t be restricted by location.
Q. Is my claim is eligible?
A. There are three conditions which a claim must meet to make it eligible. The accident must not have been the victim’s fault, it must have happened within the last three years and the victim must have required medical attention as a result of the accident.
Q. What if I prefer to speak to someone rather than fill in forms online?
A. By all means, call one of our friendly advisors on our 24/7 helpline on 0800 089 0500. We will try to answer all your questions, but if we can’t straight away, we’ll call you back.
Q. I worry I will run up legal fees I can’t afford
A. All of our solicitors work on a No-win, No-Fee basis which means there are no upfront costs and no fees to pay if your case doesn’t win. If your claim is successful the solicitors’ fees will be taken from the payment made by the other party.
Q. What do personal injury claims in the North West pay out, on average?
A. If you can provide answers to some simple questions about your injuries, we may be able to give you an estimate of what your claim might be worth, but an estimate is not a guarantee of what a final award might be.
Q. Would I have to attend court?
A. The majority of cases are settled out of court, usually agreed by phone or other communication. Complex cases, or those with unusual circumstances, or where the settlement can’t be agreed may go to court. It depends what the solicitor or barrister advises and whether the claimant decides to proceed.
Q. Is it mandatory to have an independent medical examination?
A. You should expect to have to have an independent medical examination as part of presenting your claim. This is to establish the extent of your injuries and get an accurate account of everything wrong with you.
Q. What other evidence do I need?
A. Any evidence is potentially useful, especially photos of the injuries, notes and photographs of the circumstances in which the accident happened, and witness statements. Keep any receipts for expenditure incurred as a direct result of the injury. If you have any doubts at all personal injury claims North West, call Accident Advice Helpline to see how we can help you.
Date Published: 19th September 2013