In a world in which we don’t know the territory very well it can help you to have a guide. So, if you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer, use this article to find out how the process works and how you can get the most out of it.
About making a claim
The basic rules surrounding personal injury law appear, at first glance, to be relatively simple. If you’ve been hurt in an accident that was not your fault then you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation – simple as that, right?
However it’s not always that clear cut. Under UK rules, there is a strict time limit on when you can actually mount a claim. This means that if you wait more than three years before you make a claim then you will not be able to claim any compensation. This date goes not necessarily from the accident itself, but from the date of knowledge – in other words, the time when you find out about the implications the accident is going to have on you.
Proving your case
When you go to court it is likely that you will be in the small claims court unless you’re looking for a compensation sum larger than £10,000. It will be your mission to prove three things.
- Firstly, that the accident was not your fault.
- Secondly, that the injury has had a measurable effect on your quality of life.
- Third, that the accident was in fact the fault of the defendant. The onus of proof in this respect and all others will be on you as the claimant, so it’s a good idea to make sure you have all the facts on your side before you go looking for any compensation at all.
To do that you’ll need help and we can offer that at Accident Advice Helpline. We have at your disposal a free, no-obligation helpline which can help you find out one way or another whether or not you can indeed make a successful claim. This will be useful in helping you plot your way forward and win your case.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bawburgh?
Assuming that, once we’ve spoken to you, we do indeed think you have a good chance of winning, our next task is to set about finding a personal injury lawyer who will be capable of taking your claim to the next level. We’ll find someone who specialises in the appropriate area and has the skills to take on what could in the end be quite a demanding process.
We are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Bawburgh or anywhere else, make us your first point of call.
So for more information, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown