With millions of vehicles on the roads, it’s no surprise that there are quite a lot of accidents every year. In those incidents where there is significant injury, as well as blame attached to one of the drivers, a personal injury claim will be appropriate. Therefore, this article will deal with finding a solicitor in Maida Vale who specialises in this type of personal injury law.
Under the law we’re all required to carry third party motor insurance to cover us against any injuries which are sustained by other drivers as a result of our actions. It will be this you will be claiming from. That’s quite important because the insurance company will be very used to dealing with motor insurance claims, so will know whether or not they wish to fight it. In many cases they will decide that they are unlikely to win and so will make a settlement out of court to avoid the costs of a long court case.
For road traffic accidents there are particular difficulties which make claiming in this type of instance especially difficult. This is because most accidents are over so quickly and people tend not to admit blame when they are in an accident. Part of this is to protect their no-claims bonus, but there are also issues of pride at stake. This means you are more likely to find yourself contesting this type of claim in court than other types of claim.
The importance of evidence
In those cases where there is considerable disagreement about who was to blame, the court will most likely look at what the evidence says. This is their best chance of coming to their own assessment about where blame lies.
In order to find this evidence you should gather the contact details of anyone who was at the scene, including members of the public, and also any police officers who were at the scene. If there is photographic evidence or video footage these will also be helpful in providing the court with a clearer notion of what happened in the case. Remember – as long as you’re confident about your case, then you will want as much evidence to be presented to the court as possible.
Finding a solicitor in Maida Vale
Because this is a specialist area of personal injury law, it will be helpful to find someone who specialises in road traffic accidents. This will significantly improve your chances of getting the full settlement you’re entitled to.
However if there is dispute over the claim then it is helpful to find a solicitor in Maida Vale who works on a no-win, no-fee basis, as this reduces the financial risk of making a claim.
You’ll be happy to know that at Accident Advice Helpline can provide a no-win, no-fee solicitor in Maida Vale who can help you get the full claim you’re entitled to.
To find out more, call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 27th August 2017
Author: Jan Newell