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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Personal injury lawyer in Bedworth


    It’s funny how we often think we know something about a subject but in truth much of what we think we know is actually a lot of myth and misunderstanding. Such is often the case with personal injury law so in this article we’ll do some myth debunking so you can get a better idea of what fighting a case will actually entail and what you should look for in a personal injury lawyer in Bedworth.

    You can claim at any time

    Because our memories are all finite, it is reasonable to think that trying to sort out a case which has happened a long time ago will be difficult to do with any degree of accuracy. For this reason, the government has placed a time limit on the amount of time you can allow to elapse while you decide whether or not you want to make a personal injury claim. Here in the UK, that time limit is set at three years – anything longer than that and you won’t be able to make a claim, so the lesson there is don’t hang around and wait to see whether or not you can claim.

    It’s expensive

    There is no legal aid for personal injury cases which means you’ll have to pay something at some point in the process. There have also been more recent developments into the way lawyers can charge for their compensation which means the amount you end up paying could be a little higher. They used to be able to claim their success fees from the other side when they won a case but that is not now the case which means they will have to come looking to you for any of their fees.

    This often comes out of the compensation award, which is a painless way to pay the cost.

    However, the fear of having to pay legal fees after losing the case is something that understandably deters many people from making a claim, so it is nice to know that an option such as no-win, no-fee exists, which means that if you don’t win your case you do not pay any solicitors’ fees. It reduces the risk and thereby means that if you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bedworth, you don’t need to worry about if you can afford the fees.

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    It is also a common misconception that the entire process can be too complicated. Worried about facing a long court battle, many people simply shrink away from the process altogether and prefer to play it safe. That’s a shame if that happens, especially as the majority of cases don’t even go to court.

    So, to find out how easily you could make a personal injury claim and how we can help you find a personal injury lawyer in Bedworth, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 15th August 2017

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.