Road traffic accidents make up a significant proportion of the work load of a personal injury solicitor in Burton and when we picture a road traffic accident most of us will think about a car colliding with another car. However, there are many other types of car accident and one of the more serious types is a car colliding with a pedestrian.
In this type of accident the personal injury solicitor in Burton is probably dealing with quite serious injuries – the pedestrian has nothing to protect them during a collision with the hard metal shell of a car.
Of course, the car driver may be injured as well but their injuries are likely to be less severe. Either the car driver or the pedestrian can be to blame. The way that the personal injury process works is that the person that was NOT responsible for the accident makes a compensation claim from the person who WAS responsible. They often get a personal injury solicitor in Burton to help them with the legal aspects of the claim.
Here’s how the three stages of a personal injury claim handled by a personal injury solicitor in Burton would work:
Personal injury solicitor in Burton – three stages of you claim
Stage 1 is when you realise that someone else was responsible for your accident. If you are the injured pedestrian the accident may have been caused by the car driver because they:
- Failed to stop at a pedestrian crossing and collided with you
- Failed to stop at a stop sign or at red lights
- Were texting/talking on a phone or otherwise distracted
- Made a manoeuvre without looking properly
- Were driving too fast
- Were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Stage 2 is when you find a personal injury solicitor in Burton to take on your case. To achieve this stage all you have to do is call Accident Advice Helpline. They will double check that you are able to make a claim and will then allocate you a personal injury solicitor. They will collect all the details that they need to prove that you were injured in the accident and to show who was responsible for the accident. This may involve you providing some information but they will try to take care of as much of the paperwork as they can on your behalf.
Stage 3 is when you get your compensation money. Some cases take much longer than others to get to this stage – it just depends on the individual circumstances of your claim. Your final compensation amount will be negotiated by your Accident Advice Helpline lawyer – they are well known for getting the best compensation pay outs for their clients.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.