There is so much information available about making personal injury claims these days that it can seem as we’ve all become experts in our own ways. However, it’s a lot more complicated than you might think which is why we’ve put together this little list of common misconceptions about personal injury law which are worth bearing in mind when making Rushmoor personal injury claims.
About Rushmoor personal injury claims
The first thing to bear in mind is what you’re entitled to claim. Many people do not claim for injuries they do not think qualify for personal injury claims. This is because they think that this is only something for serious and long lasting injuries.
However, you may be surprised by what you can claim for. Under the law you will be able to claim if you can show firstly that the accident was not your fault and secondly that the injuries you sustained had a negative impact on your life. Because you’re making this claim in court, you’ll have to prove this to the full satisfaction of the judge which means you’ll have to be sure of your case.
By a negative impact, it can be anything which has aversely affected your life, forced you to pay for treatment or forced you to take time off work. So it can be something as trivial as whiplash which is what makes up the majority of personal injury claims.
I won’t have to pay
This is a common issue because the way in which personal injury claims are made in recent years has changed. It used to be the case that your lawyer could claim success fees from the other side if a claim was successful, but that is now no longer the case. This means you’ll have to pay, but fear not, ‘no win, no fee’ is still in place which means if you lose your case you won’t have to pay.
In short we’ll take on the risk for you as your law firm. It’s something which has always been central to the way we work at Accident Advice Helpline.
You may not have to go to court
Most people dread the thought of having to appear in court. However, the majority of claims do not get that far; that’s because most cases are settled out of court. The other side may send a settlement offer in which case you’ll have to decide whether to accept it or not. To help you do this, and to ensure you get the full benefit from Rushmoor personal injury claims we have a compensation estimation tool on our website which can provide all the information you need.
So if you’re looking for Rushmoor personal injury claims, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: David Brown