It’s a sad fact of life that accidents happen and, while these often cannot be helped, sometimes there is blame involved and if you’ve received a significantly serious injury then it is reasonable to assume that the party responsible for the accident should pay to help make amends. That’s the principle underpinning personal injury law, so in this article we’ll tell you more about what your rights are as well as offering advice about how you can find a top class personal injury lawyer in Ampthill who can help with your case.
Under UK law, you are entitled to make a claim if the following applies:
- The accident was not your fault.
- It happened within the last three years.
- You required medical assistance.
Of all of these, it is the second that often causes the most confusion. Many people do not realise it, but there is a time limit on when you claim. If you wait longer than three years then you will not be able to make a claim in the first place. This time stems not necessarily from the date of the accident, but the moment when you first became aware of the condition.
Making a claim
The first thing you need when you decide to make a claim is knowledge. You can get this here on our website. We’ve filled this with content which will help you make your own decision about your situation and whether or not you think you have a decent chance of winning compensation for your claim.
If you do then the next thing to do is to speak to one of our experts via our 24-hour helpline. This will enable you to find out firstly whether or not you have a good case and secondly how much you could receive in terms of compensation. We estimate this by using our own experience of personal injury law and the information you provide to us to decide how much we think the court will award you – if you win your case of course.
Naturally, this is only an estimate and one thing we cannot do is second guess with 100% accuracy what approach the court will take, but we can still make an assessment based on what we know.
Finding a personal injury lawyer in Ampthill
Assuming we think you have a good case we’ll set about finding a personal injury lawyer in Ampthill who is appropriate to your needs. Because some cases can be complex we’ll find someone whose background is a good match for your requirements giving you the best chance of a successful outcome.
So, to find out more about finding a personal injury lawyer in Ampthill, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.