If you are unlucky enough to suffer from an accident then you will need to seek medical attention. If you do not need an ambulance then you should visit the local accident and emergency room or a doctor. Make sure that you keep the details of what happened and where and get the details of any witnesses that may be present. This will be vitally important should you need to employ the services of a personal injury lawyer in Banchory. If you can, take photographs of what caused your accident, as this will be invaluable should you decide to make a compensation claim.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Banchory to support you?
To start a compensation claim with a personal injury lawyer all you need to do is pick up the phone and call one of the Accident Advice Helpline numbers. The calls place you under no obligation. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. The adviser who answers your call will be able to offer you a 30-second test that will assess your entitlement to make a claim.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Banchory working directly for us but our Scottish partners are here to support you. We can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Banchory or anywhere make us your first point of call.
What does your lawyer need to know?
A personal injury lawyer will need to know all about your accident: when it happened, what happened, who was there and what happened as a result.
The three prime things they need to know are that the accident happened within the last three years (dates outside that area are outside the scope of personal injury claims unless related to accidents at work), what the injury was that you suffered and who was to blame.
To make any successful claim there has to be a third party to claim against. Falling over in your own home and breaking a wrist will not constitute a claim, but falling over in your own home because workmen had left tools lying around or had not cleared up spilled water would constitute a claim, as the accident was caused inadvertently by someone else.
Witnesses can help your claim
You do not have to have witnesses, but in truth no personal injury lawyer would make a successful claim with no hard evidence. If there are no witnesses then making your compensation claim could become difficult. Your claim provider would need to see an accident report, or the police incident report or photographic evidence. CCTV cameras are useful if the incident occurred in a public place.
There will also be a need to see evidence of your injury; again photos are useful and medical records are a must. If you do not have what is considered sufficient then a further medical assessment may be deemed necessary.
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people to make successful claims for over 15 years and in our opinion anyone who has a bona fide right to a claim should be making one. A quick call with one of our trained advisors will establish your right to claim.
Date Published: 28th March 2014
Author: David Brown