When you ask any victim in a road traffic accident, making a claim won’t be at the top of their list of priorities. They will obviously want to be treated for their injuries and then they will start to think about their recovery, the car, their job and their family. As a result many opt against making road injury claims in Rushcliffe because it just slips their mind after a while.
It’s easy to do – you spend a significant amount of time in hospital receiving the treatment and care you need following the crash, and then there is the physiotherapy you might need too.
Before long the whole incident becomes something you just want to forget about and it’s perceived that it’s then too late to make a claim. This is just one of the many common misconceptions when it comes to making slip and trip, incident at work or road accident claims in Rushcliffe.
Accident claim misconceptions
A lot of road accident victims who have been injured on the roads when the crash was not their fault think that you have to make a claim almost instantaneously.
If the claim is not made within a few weeks of the crash occurring they think that it’s too late, but you can actually make a claim anytime within three years of the date of your accident.
Another misconception is that people are under an obligation to proceed with their claim the moment they get in touch with a personal injury lawyer. At Accident Advice Helpline we have a policy in place which leaves you under no obligation whatsoever to pursue your compensation claim if you choose not to.
Our lawyers are available to provide any information you may need and to answer any questions you might have, but you will not be forced to claim if you choose not to.
Cost is another factor involved. Many potential claimants consider a compensation claim until they start to think about how much a personal injury lawyer might cost them. When they realise that they don’t have the money, the idea is thrown in the bin; but we have a no-win no-fee claims policy in place meaning that you don’t pay us a legal fee unless we win your case for you.
Starting road injury claims in Rushcliffe
To find out more information about making a claim, such as finding out whether you are eligible to start one, you can take the 30 second test on our website. By answering a few simple questions you can find out if you are eligible and an estimate on how much you may be entitled to claim for.
So call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile.
Date Published: 31st May 2015
Author: David Brown