Many people think they know what’s involved with making a personal injury claim but that’s not always the case. So, before you go looking for a personal injury lawyer are some of the things you’ll need to know to help you get the most out of your claim.
1. What your rights are
The law says that if you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault and have required medical attention, then you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
2. Where will you claim?
Most personal injury claims will go to the small claims court – except for those which are for more than £10,000 – if that’s the case then that could be quite a complicated case.
You will have to show that the injury has had a measurably negative affect on your lifestyle and that it was the fault of the defendant – be that an organisation or individual.
3. Choose your lawyer
In most cases solicitors and law firms will focus on one particular area of personal injury law. Look at the type of accident you’ve suffered and make an assessment about what type of lawyer you want. If you’ve been hurt in a road traffic accident, for example, you’ll want someone who knows about this type of injury.
4. How long will you wait
In most cases, the actual claim is quite straightforward and is often settled out of court within a few months. Most insurance companies don’t want to waste money in a court case they are likely to lose so if they think they will not win they will cut their losses and offer a settlement.
When this happens it’s a good idea to have an estimate about how much compensation you might expect to receive as you will be able to judge whether their offer is reasonable or not. You can do this through us as part of our consultation service.
Or, if you don’t want to wait that long, why don’t you just take our 30-second test. This is a very quick way of finding out one way or another whether or not you are entitled to seek compensation for your injury and how much the compensation might be.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bere Regis?
However, while some cases may well be open and shut that is not always the situation, which is why it’s nice to know that you can have the benefit of a no win no fee offer which will help safeguard you against anything that might go wrong. This means that you can find a personal injury lawyer who will help you get the best deal possible for your money.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Bere Regis 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 Bere Regis or anyway make us your first point of call.
So for more information, give us a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown