You’re probably here because you’re looking for help making a Pontypridd compensation claim. Well, to help you with that we’ll play a game of spot the difference. As well as giving you a quick crash course in the basics of personal injury law, we’ll also show you the difference between someone who uses a local lawyer for a Pontypridd compensation case and someone who goes further afield.
First things first – what does the law say. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault any time within the last three years you should be entitled to claim compensation. It sounds simple and some people often wonder if they need a lawyer to mount a case at all, but it’s a lot more difficult than you might think.
First there is the issue of proof. Because you’re bringing the case the onus is on you to prove the defendant was at fault not for them to prove that they are in the clear. This makes it a little more difficult for you and means you’ll have to ensure you have all the information in line.
Part of that information includes extensive information about your injuries. Because proof is required it is unlikely that the courts will just take your word about the extent of the injuries. They will want to see a medical assessment from a doctor. Therefore you should be examined at least once and keep a note of any treatments you receive. In doing this you should include all the information you possibly can. Many people allow certain details to go by which they do not believe to be relevant. The best thing is to give more information than is strictly necessary rather than go without. Let the experts decide what to include.
Now we come to the important local issues – how Pontypridd compensation differs from any other. Let’s look at someone who finds a local lawyer based in Pontypridd for a compensation claim. This will be someone who knows the area and may even know you as the client. Perhaps you’ve even been recommended their services by a friend.
Right away there is a huge sense of trust there between all sides which is incredibly important. But as good as this lawyer might be there may be drawbacks. He may not have quite the right area of expertise, or offer the most affordable deal you can receive. Either way you may get a better deal by casting your net wider.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have lawyers based all over the country which maximises your chances of getting the best lawyer for your case. And if we can’t help you win your case for any reason we’ll waive our fee so there is no risk whatsoever.
For more information about a Pontypridd compensation claim, come and talk to our team on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 30th June 2014
Author: David Brown