At Accident Advice Helpline, we have lawyers all over the country, so we’ve created pages specially dedicated to anyone who is looking to find a lawyer in the region where they live. For this reason, what you’ll find here is the dedicated page for anyone who is looking to find a personal injury lawyer. Read on to find out how you could make a claim.
What the law says
There are several clear guidelines on personal injury law in the UK. They say that if you are hurt in an accident which is not your fault then you should be paid compensation.
However, the tricky bit comes when you try to prove it – and as the claimant the burden of proof will be squarely on your shoulders.
Step one: What you’ll have to do
The majority of cases do not get all the way to court as the other side will most likely know they are in the wrong and will make a settlement offer rather than waste money in court. However, if it does go all the way then you will need to know what will be asked of you.
As the claimant you will need to demonstrate these things:
- That the accident was not your fault
- That the defendant was therefore at fault
- That the accident happened within the last three years
You have received an injury which has had a measurably negative affect on your life style. That effect could come in the form of reduced mobility or costs such as loss of earnings.
Step two: Gathering evidence
The key here is showing that the defendant – be that an organisation or individual – did something that contributed to the accident. It could be anything from a driver crashing into you, to an injury in the workplace or the council not repairing a broken paving stone.
Either way you’ll need evidence, so take photos of the scene and gather the contact details of any witnesses you can find. If the case gets as far as the courts, their testimony will come in handy down the line.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bedfordshire?
The next step is to find a personal injury lawyer and that involves speaking to someone who knows all about personal injury law. It just so happens that at Accident Advice Helpline, we know many such people and they will all be happy to help you out. All you need to do is give them a call and they will spend time working through your issues before giving you an answer about what you should do next.
They will only suggest making a claim if they think you have a realistic chance of winning, so you can rest assured that you won’t be pushed into something you’re not comfortable with.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Bedfordshire working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, 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 Bedfordshire or anyway make us your first point of call.
So, to find out more about making a claim, call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.