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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 Solicitors in Sunderland


    If you have had an accident in a public place personal injury solicitors in Sunderland will be just the people who can help you win the compensation you are owed. Having an accident by an unmarked hazard in a public place is not your fault and you shouldn’t just accept that nothing will come of it. A claim can be made if you have sustained an injury due to an accident that wasn’t your fault. Here are some tips to help you on your way.

    Evidence

    Purely stating to personal injury solicitors in Sunderland that you have had an accident won’t win you the case for compensation, it needs evidence. Your mobile phone will suddenly becoming your best friend. All models now carry a camera so you can gather some snaps of your accident. Get pictures of your injury whilst it is still fresh, the hazard that caused your accident such as an upturned paving slab on the footpath and any relevant surroundings such as where it happened and who was there.

    Witnesses

    People who see your accident can be highly beneficial to your case. When someone has an accident you will get the nosey ones just looking at you but you will be surprised how many people will help you. It is these people who will gladly give you statements of what happened and help you to get the compensation you deserve. Even if you can just get their details your solicitor can get in touch with them to get a statement at a later date.

    What Do The Personal Injury Solicitors In Sunderland Do Next?

    After all of the evidence and witness statements have been collaborated and reviewed by your solicitor they will proceed with your claim if they believe that you are owed compensation. On many occasions the responsible party for hazards in public places are the local councils, however, if your accident was within a store it will be them that the claim is made against. The solicitor will do everything they can to make sure that the case does not go to court to be settled to prevent any further stress on your part. If it does go to court they will fight your corner with you.

    If you are still unsure whether or not your accident could be claimed on call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today.

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    Date Published: 5th April 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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