If you need to make personal injury claims in Test Valley it will be because you have been injured or made ill through no fault of your own. But of the millions of innocent victims of accidents that happen every year, only 3 out of 10 of them make personal injury claims in Test Valley.
Why 7 out of 10 innocent victims do not make personal injury claims in Test Valley
There are various reasons cited for this, the most common ones being:
- I can’t afford it – this is a throw back to the days before no win no fee* was allowed for personal injury claims. Until April 2000, you either had to be rich enough to pay the legal fees if you lost a claim, or poor enough to get legal aid. But then the no win no fee* agreement was extended to personal injury claims, and now no money has to be paid to start a claim, but more importantly, victims do not have to worry if their claim is lost because they will still not owe a penny in legal fees.
- It takes too long – no one can say at the start of a claim just how long it will take, there are too many things that can cause delays. But, they are settled quicker than most people realise, some being sorted in only a few weeks. The cases you read of in the media that have taken years are exceptional, and there is always some underlying reason why they have taken that long.
- It’s not worth the effort – firstly, very little effort is needed for the victims who want to make personal injury claims in Test Valley, or anywhere else, if they use the services of Accident Advice Helpline; we do all the work while you are concentrating on recovering from your injury. Secondly, it is hard to say it’s not worth it if you do not know how much you are likely to get. By completing the 30-second test on our website, you can have an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
- It does not apply to my accident – all accidents come within the scope of personal injury claims, as long as they were not your fault, you had to seek medical attention for your injuries and the accident took place no more than three years ago.
These are just four common misconceptions about personal injury claims; there are many more.
Call 0800 180 4123 to be sure
If you call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123, our friendly advisors will chat to you about your accident and injuries and help you decide if you are eligible to make a personal injury claim. They will give you all the legal advice you need to make that decision, free of charge, obligation or pressure but will be there to give you all the advice and support you need throughout your personal injury claim.