What evidence to gather when claiming for compensation
When you are involved in any type of accident that has been caused by someone else and you suffer injuries, you may be able to claim compensation which you can later use to cover medical bills and various expenses. Some cases are pretty straightforward and there is no need to prove much. However, many people fail with their claims for compensation mainly for two reasons:
- They don’t choose the right solicitor.
- They don’t try to offer enough evidence to support their claim.
Solicitors in Parsons Green could help you with any claim you want to make for compensation on a no-win, no-fee* basis. But this is just half the battle. It is up to you to gather as much evidence as you possibly can and most times you will benefit if you do it just moments after you’ve been injured. Here are some of the most important things you need to consider in order to strengthen your claim:
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, a video is worth even more. As you probably know, England is the most watched country in the world with a huge number of CCTV cameras all around. Almost every building has at least one so chances are your accident has been filmed. Every camera should have a sticker saying who it belongs to.
If you are not sure how to ask for footage, solicitors in Parsons Green can help you with this.
Nowadays, almost every phone comes with a built-in camera. If you’ve been involved in an accident, make sure you take pictures, which will later be used to clarify what exactly happened and whose fault it was.
Taking pictures is especially important when involved in a road traffic accident for example. If you have nothing to take a picture with, you can draw a sketch of how the accident occurred and what exactly happened. Make sure you do this while the memory is still fresh in your mind.
No matter how seriously you think you have been injured, it could always be worse than you think. People usually suffer internal injuries and sometimes they don’t feel pain or any symptoms until several days have passed. It is paramount that you call an ambulance and get checked out no matter how small you think your injury is.
Make sure you keep the medical records as they will serve as proof when you make your claim for compensation. This is the most important evidence you have to have.
Gathering evidence for your solicitors in Parsons Green
Gathering evidence right after an accident is not an easy task especially when you’ve been injured. It is the last thing you want to think about. However, it is crucial to do it as quickly as possible. If you wait long enough, the CCTV footage may get deleted and you won’t be able to take pictures of the scene.
If you need to know more about what type of evidence you might need, call solicitors in Parsons Green to learn more. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.