Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault in Chichester? Perhaps you know somebody who has? If so, did you know that one has the legal right to make a claim for financial compensation in these circumstances? It’s completely true, and solicitors in Chichester, or ones based elsewhere, can help you to find out more about claims and your eligibility for the same.
If you’re wondering when’s best to contact solicitors in Chichester, or ones based elsewhere, this info will help you:
The deadline for making a claim is usually three years from the date of knowledge.
If you were the victim of an accident more than three years ago, you may still be able to make a claim for financial compensation if:
- Your injury was not apparent at the time of the accident: Sometimes injury symptoms can occur days, weeks or even months after an accident. In this instance, your date of limitation may start from the date your injury became clear.
- You were a minor at the time: If you were under 18 years of age at the time of your accident, the three limit can be extended. So for example if you were 12 at the time of your accident, you may still be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
- You lack mental capacity: If you suffer from a form of mental illness or otherwise lack mental capacity, the three year deadline does not apply. You will be able to make a claim for compensation when you like, or have somebody make the claim for you.
I want to wait before I contact a solicitor. Is that okay?
In general, waiting to make a claim will not affect the chances of success. Claiming for financial compensation may or may not be the best thing for you, however we do recommend making contact with a firm of solicitors in Chichester, or ones based elsewhere, to discuss your case. Solicitors will not pressure you into doing anything you don’t want to and you can trust them to help you and act in your best interests at all times. Most importantly of all a solicitor will give you invaluable advice about making a claim and guide you through the next steps.
How will my solicitor calculate compensation?
The level of compensation you receive is based on your injury, plus expenses.
You will receive a lump sum for general damages (injury) and an additional sum for special damages (expenses). The way in which compensation is calculated for each of these is complicated, however the severity of your injury and the financial hardships caused by it play the largest role in how much compensation you may receive.
If you are interested in claiming compensation the solicitors in Chichester and accident claims, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.