After a road accident you may be able to look into making road accident claims in Cumbria as long as you can prove that another person was at fault for your accident. You should work with an injury lawyer on your claim, as they will have a better grasp of the law and be able to put together the strongest possible case for a successful claim.
You should also collect as many documents and forms of evidence as possible in order to prove what happened in your accident as well as how much compensation you should be getting.
Here are some of the documents and forms of evidence you should collect.
Photographs of the scene
Photographs can be fantastic forms of evidence as they cannot really be argued against. A photograph shows exactly what the scene looked like immediately after the accident happened, allowing the court to make its own decisions as to how the accident happened. It will also show the damage to your vehicle.
Photographs of your injuries
If you can take a series of photos of your injuries then these will be incredibly useful, as they will show how your injuries progressed and just how serious they were in the first place. Try to take photos from the day of your accident onwards.
A letter from your employer
Ask your employer to write you a letter which lists the days that you were not able to work and how much income you would have lost through not being able to attend work. You should be able to claim back any lost earnings as long as you are able to prove it.
Receipts from costs
Costs can include anything which you had to pay for as a direct result of your accident, including prescriptions, taxis to hospital visits or even home deliveries because you were unable to get to the shops.
Making road accident claims in Cumbria
The best way for you to make road accident claims in Cumbria is to work with experienced injury lawyers, and you can best find these through Accident Advice Helpline.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident, and get help deciding if you should be making a claim at all. You are under no obligation to proceed after your initial conversation but, if you do decide to go ahead, you will be teamed with an injury lawyer who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Date Published: 16th May 2015
Author: David Brown