Be safe on holiday this summer!
As the sun starts to shine, we all become more relaxed as we soak up the summer sun. With many of us choosing to stay in the UK for domestic holidays, rather than flying abroad, you expect to be safe wherever you visit.
Sometimes, being unfamiliar with a destination can lead to accidents, but if these accidents were caused by the negligence of someone else – an individual, company, business or local council, for example – you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation with our solicitor in Torquay.
Had an accident? What is and what is not covered by compensation?
Many people think that if they have a car accident, for example, as part of their compensation claim they can be awarded compensation for damage to the vehicle. This is not the case. Your car insurance, as well as some travel insurance, covers some costs of damage and/or loss of items, possessions, etc.
Claiming compensation with our solicitor in Torquay is about claiming for your personal injury or illness you may have suffered as a result of an accident.
Bear in mind the three factors below, which our advisers will be happy to go over in more detail if you simply call us on 0800 689 0500.
- You must have been hurt and received medical treatment
Some people may be taken to hospital as an emergency admission as a result of their accident, while some people may seek medical attention after their accident. Either way, as long as you receive attention from a suitably qualified medical practitioner, you have the first eligibility box ticked and are one step closer to getting the expert services of a solicitor in Torquay.
- The accident must not have been your fault
This is called liability — you must not be the person who caused the accident or played any part in it. For example, if a sign told you not to walk on the pavement as it was under repair and you did so, you may find that our solicitor in Torquay is not able to help you.
- The accident must have happened within the last three years
Not many people are aware of the three-year deadline, which starts to tick from the date you had your accident. Our solicitor in Torquay here advises that cases are best started and made as soon as possible after the event – as soon as you are able to. This is simply because time has an unfortunate ability to blur the edges of our memory.
Do you need the help of Accident Advice Helpline and our solicitor in Torquay? Call 0800 689 0500 to find out more about the compensation claims process.
Date Published: 17th May 2014
Author: Emma Matthews