Every year thousands of people are hurt to one degree or another in a road accident. Of those, it’s never easy to be certain how many could have launched a claim for personal injury compensation. However, what is clear is that not everyone who is entitled to making a claim is doing so. For this reason we’ve produced this blog which looks a little more closely at how you can go about getting an injury solicitor in Rochester who can help you with a road accident.
As with any other type of injury, road accidents conform to the basic principles of personal injury law. Any accident must have happened within the last three years if you want to claim for it. You must be able to show that it wasn’t your fault and that the injury is having a lasting effect on your lifestyle.
However, there are a number of intricacies which further complicate the issue.
First of all there is insurance. All drivers are required by law to carry third party insurance which should cover them against any damage done to another car.
The money will be paid out of the insurance policy of whichever driver is deemed to have been most responsible for the accident, which is where the biggest areas of dispute tend to arise.
We all know how quickly any accident can happen and that it may be difficult to make a decent assertion of where blame lies. So the big challenge will be convincing the court that you are in the right.
Given that claiming for a road accident is often more complex and less open and shut than other types of personal injury claim, you might be advised to tread with caution.
This means doing your research beforehand and bringing in as much independent evidence as you possibly can.
For example if you have witness statements from people who saw the accident take place this will be highly useful.
You should gather all this together and speak to a trained expert who can then point you in the right direction.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have plenty of experts on hand ready to take your call. They can help you decide for yourself whether you have a good chance of winning and if you do, then what you should do about it.
Getting an injury solicitor in Rochester
If, after this consultation you feel that you want to go ahead we can, if you want, connect you with our injury solicitor in Rochester who can take your claim forward.
Since the outcome may be in doubt it can be comforting to know that one feature that we offer at Accident Advice Helpline is a completely no-win, no-fee service. This means that we can help you secure the compensation you deserve.
So to find out how you can find an injury solicitor in Rochester call us on 0800 689 000 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 28th December 2013
Author: David Brown