Have you been hurt in a road accident in or around St Blazey Gate? If so, our guide will show you how you can make a claim and find the very best serious injury solicitors in St Blazey Gate for your requirements.
When you can claim
The principles of making a claim are fairly straightforward. You can only claim if an accident was not your fault and happened within the last three years.
The extent of the injury will also be important in evaluating the extent or otherwise of any claim you might make. Compensation is calculated on the basis of how bad the injury is – for example whether there is any long lasting physical impairment which affects your quality of life – and how much it has cost you. Imagine for a moment you’re paying out for physiotherapy to repair any damage; any compensation sum will take this into account.
Special things to consider
While these points apply to all accidents, there are special considerations to bear in mind when dealing with road traffic accidents.
The first is that all drivers should carry third party insurance which covers any damage they inflict on other road users. It is the insurance company that you will be claiming against, not the individual directly.
The second thing to consider is the importance of evidence. Vehicle accidents are over in a flash and there is often plenty of disagreement about who was at fault. You should start by getting photographs of the accident at the time and also taking down the contact details of any witnesses at the scene as well as the names and numbers of any police officers present.
You should not contact them yourself, but pass their details on to your lawyer who will do that in due course.
If you received any medical treatment at the scene make a note of this as it could be important in establishing the extent of any injuries.
Finding serious injury solicitors in St Blazey Gate
The next step is to go out and find advice. At Accident Advice Helpline we have a dedicated helpline designed to make it as easy as possible to find out more about making a claim. All you have to do is call this up and spend some time speaking to one of our representatives. They will be happy to give you all the help and advice you need.
If we think you have a case we’ll go on to offer you the services of our best serious injury solicitors in St Blazey Gate for your requirements. We’ll select in-house lawyers who have good experience in road traffic accidents as this will increase your chances of success when the time comes.
Finally, all our lawyers offer you this strong guarantee – they will work on a no-win, no-fee* basis which means there is no risk in making a claim.
To find out more about finding serious injury solicitors in St Blazey Gate through the Accident Advice Helpline, come and talk to us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown