Many famous people originate from or are connected with Rochdale; the war time singer Gracie fields came from there, as did the Quaker MP Samual Bamford, broadcasters John Peel and Mark Chapman, and the actors Colin Baker, Anna Friel and Bill Oddie. These are just a few of the well known persons from there, but because they are well known does not make them immune to being injured in a road accident in Rochdale.
All of these well known persons could probably afford the litigation costs if they were injured in a road accident in Rochdale, but the majority of victims cannot. This is exactly why Accident Advice Helpline were one of the first law firms to operate the no win no fee* agreement for personal injury claims, and 15 years later, it is still the basis we operate on.
You have always been able to claim compensation after a road accident in Rochdale
Claiming compensation when you have been injured through no fault of your own in a road accident in Rochdale is not a new concept. The possibility of legal recompense for injuries has been around a very long time, the problem was that most people could not afford to see this legal right through.
This made a bit of a mockery of the law and an attempt to correct this was made at about the same time as the NHS was introduced. From then on, legal aid could be used, but this was means tested and helped very few victims get the justice they deserved.
In 1998, the legal aid was withdrawn and nothing put in place to help victims until April 2000 when the use of conditional fee agreements was extended to include personal injury claims.Open Claim Calculator
Better known as no win no fee*, suddenly everyone could make a claim as their financial circumstances no longer mattered. With this agreement, no money is needed to start the claim, and no money is needed if the claim is lost. Now we have a fair system in place where all victims of accidents that are not their fault can claim the compensation they are entitled to.
The rules you need to comply with
Now the money problem is out of the way, there are certain rules you need to comply with to make a personal injury claim after a road accident in Rochdale. They are
- The accident must have been the fault of someone else
- The accident must have taken place within the last three years
- You must have sustained injuries to your body or mind in the accident
- Your injuries must have been severe enough to need medical attention
The help you can get to make your personal injury claim
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly and helpful advisors. They will answer all your questions about making a claim, and then let you decide if you wish to proceed. Or you could try completing the 30-second test on the website. This will let you know if your claim is valid and will give you an estimate of the amount of compensation you might be awarded.