With so much traffic in the town, it’s no surprise that there are many accidents every year. If you’ve been involved in one of them and you’ve been injured, then the question is can you make a claim? This article will help you to answer that question and find a personal injury lawyer who will be well suited to help with that claim.
What you need to know
The first thing you need to look at is the extent of your injury. Under UK law, compensation will be awarded if you’ve been hurt in such a way that required medical assistance. When you go to court – assuming the case gets that far – you will have to show that the injury has had a measurably negative impact on your life. This could be something serious such as a broken bone, or something pretty light such as whiplash which, although painful, will go away in time.
Whatever it is, the court will look at your injuries and assess how much compensation should be paid.
The next point is probably the most important – whose fault was it? In road traffic accidents, there is often some debate about the issue. Nobody wants to admit fault and lose their no claims bonus, and they might genuinely believe that they are in the right. This is why a greater than average percentage of personal injury claims for road traffic accidents tend to make it as far as court, compared to others which might be relatively straightforward.
If you’re confident of your case, then the one thing you’ll want to get as much of as possible is evidence. You’ll want to get the contact details of any witnesses and pass these onto your legal teams. If the police were there, then get the names and numbers of any officers present. They will have a lot of experience about road traffic accidents and the court will pay attention to their assessment of what happened.
The more information you have available about the accident, the stronger your case will look, and the more this evidence backs you up, the more likely it is that the other side might come in and make a settlement offer.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bexleyheath?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer advice to countless people looking to make a claim for a road traffic accident. We’ll talk to you and get an idea of your chances of success. If we think you can win, then we will allocate you a personal injury lawyer who can take the claim forward. As well as being very good at what they do, these lawyers will work on the basis of no win no fee – that’s the concept behind everything we do.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Bexleyheath 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 Bexleyheath or anyway make us your first point of call.
So, to find out how we can help you, call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: David Brown