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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 South Wirral

    Have you been involved in an accident in South Wirral recently? If you were and it wasn’t your fault, you can start a claim for compensation with the help of a personal injury lawyer.

    Even though your lawyer is going to do most of the work, there are some things you can do yourself in order to strengthen your claim and increase your chances of winning.

    Act quickly

    Even though your compensation claim can be started up to three years after the accident, it is best if you act quickly. There are many benefits to acting quickly.

    First of all, your recollection of the accident will be still fresh. This will be helpful when you have to remember how everything happened and prove fault.

    Also, it will also be easier for you to collect evidence, witnesses and proof showing that it wasn’t your fault. This brings us to the next thing you need to do in order to strengthen your case.

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    Gather evidence

    It is important to gather as much evidence as you possibly can. Any little piece of proof helps. Things to look out for immediately after an accident include:

    • Eyewitnesses: make sure you collect information and contact details of every person who witnessed the accident.
    • Photos: take as many pictures of the accident as you can. This can also help to prove who was at fault, and is especially important for road traffic accidents.
    • Video: England is infamous for being the most watched country in the world. If you’ve been in any type of accident, the chances are that a CCTV camera recorded it. You can easily tell who the owner of the camera is by locating the sticker with contact information on it, then ask for the footage. If the owner is not willing to give you the footage, let your personal injury lawyer in South Wirral do this for you.
    • Medical records: it is very important to take care of your injuries and keep all medical records. These records will prove that you have actually been injured in the accident, and help to calculate the size of your compensation.

    Collecting evidence immediately after an accident will probably be the last thing you want to do, but it is essential for the success of your claim for compensation.

    Looking for a personal injury lawyer in South Wirral?

    We do not have a personal injury lawyer in 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 or anyway make us your first point of call.

    If you need further advice on starting and winning a compensation claim, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline by dialling 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or 0800 689 0500 from a landline.

    Date Published: 27th May 2014

    Author: David Brown

    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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