If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault in Cheshire, solicitors in Cheshire are probably at the top of your call list right now. But before you go ahead and start a claim, there are some things that you should know about the claims process. Below, we have listed 5 things that everyone ought to know about making a claim.
- You are legally entitled to compensation… but you are not guaranteed it
If you have been injured in an accident where someone else is to blame, then you have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries and any financial burden. However, this is not the same as being guaranteed compensation. Some people find that the other party can successfully contest their own liability. High quality solicitors will work hard to get you your compensation, but you are not guaranteed it. So keep this in mind.
- Not all law firms are created equal
Law firms operate in a heavily populated market, and each competes against one another to take on cases. You should work with a law firm with a track record for success and one that can prove their competence, to ensure that you get a high quality service.
- No win, no fee doesn’t always mean you won’t have to pay fees
While conditional fee agreements stipulate that the claimant won’t have to pay any of their own solicitor’s fees in the event of their claim losing, they do not protect the claimant from incurring costs from the other side. This is why there are specialist insurance products out there, which protect the claimant in the event of this. The good news though is that most claims are successful, so long as your solicitors are reputable.
- You can get free personal injury advice with no obligation
If you would like to find out more about your rights to make a claim or to ascertain your eligibility plus much more, then you can get free personal injury advice with 100% no obligation by calling our accident advice line on Freephone 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. By calling our advice line, you can get answers to all of your claims-related questions without the pressure of having to proceed with a claim. You can also use our legal services to make a claim rather than relying on a local firm of solicitors in Cheshire.
- You can claim for your injury and your financial expenses
Compensation is made up of general damages and special damages. The former is damages for your injuries, while the latter is damages for any financial burden. Your solicitors will put in a claim for both, so long as each is relevant to your case, to maximise your pay out and ensure that your accident does not affect you financially.
Date Published: 29th May 2014
Author: David Brown