Personal injury law is one of those things that for one reason or another people tend to think they know everything about, but that is not always the case. So, to help you find the right solicitor in Knaresborough we’ll give you some of the key facts about personal injury law that you really ought to know.
Fact one: when can you claim?
The law surrounding personal injury cases is relatively simple. It states that in order to make a claim you will need to have been in an accident that was not your fault and suffered an injury which has had a negative impact on your life, that is easy to see at first hand. If not, then there is a good chance that we may not be able to help you out.
There is also a three year time limit on any claim which means that if you want to claim, you’d better start working on it sooner rather than later.
Fact two: Not all lawyers are the same
Whatever happens don’t just go out and find the first solicitor in Knaresborough who seems to be relatively qualified. Shop around and find someone whose own specific background makes for a good match with your own. This will mean looking into what type of claims they have worked on in the past and finding someone who makes a good match based on that information.
Fact three: You may not have to go to court
This is something that always comes as a great relief to people, and small wonder. It is true that you may not, in fact have to go to court. In most of the cases we deal with the other side will come up with a settlement offer. They do not want to waste money if there’s a case that they do not believe they can win, so if that happens they will probably pay money early rather than go through a long court battle.
If this happens then you will need to decide whether or not you want to accept this sum. The chances are they will try to get away with offering something considerably lower than the true value of your claim so having a clear idea of what to expect will help you make an informed decision about any offer they make. At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer free estimates of people’s compensation for precisely this reason.
Finding a solicitor in Knaresborough
At the Accident Advice Helpline, we have lawyers on our books who are based in every part of the country which means that we can find someone who will really suit your needs. In addition we’ll also find a solicitor in Knaresborough who works on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so whatever happens you’ll not have to worry about finding the money to make a claim.
To find out more about how we work and to get a solicitor in Knaresborough, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown