This might be leaping to conclusions a bit, but if you’ve found your way here, it’s not a stretch of the imagination to suggest that you’ve come here looking for a personal injury lawyer in Billericay. This guide will tell you everything you need to know.
The basic rules
First, let’s see what the law says. Here in the UK you will be eligible for compensation if you have suffered an accident in the past three years that was not your fault and has caused a significant injury.
By significant we mean something that has required medical attention. At the less serious end of the scale, this could be whiplash caused by a car accident, while at the more serious end it could be something long lasting such as a broken leg or permanent disability.
What you need to prove
If you decide to press ahead with your case, it will probably be handled in the small claims court. However it may not even get that far. The majority of cases tend to be settled out of court. Most insurance companies have legal teams who will advise them whether or not they are likely to win, so they will often settle to avoid the expense of a court case.
In order to win you will have to prove, to the satisfaction of the court, that you were not responsible for your own injury and that, by extension, the defendant was. You will also have to show the effect the accident has had on your life. You can do this by making a note of any medical attention received and getting an assessment of any medical attention that could happen in the future.
About the compensation
If the court finds in your favour they will then assess compensation based on the severity of the injury itself as well as whatever money you’ve paid out in order to meet the claim. In addition they could look at loss of earnings. This could be money you’ve already lost through being forced off work and any future earnings if you are likely to have if your employment prospects have been negatively affected.
Finding a personal injury lawyer in Billericay
For expert advice about your claim, it’s a good idea to give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. We have a team of people on standby just waiting to get your call and they will tell you everything you need to know. This will include details of whether or not you can make a claim and how much compensation you could be entitled to if you win.
Most important of all though is our ability to assign a personal injury lawyer in Billericay who works on the basis of no-win, no-fee*. This removes all the risk associated with making a claim.
To find out more about how we can find a personal injury lawyer in Billericay, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 18th August 2017
Author: Jan Newell