The Do’s and Don’t’s of making a claim for compensation with solicitors in Pavenham
People are generally confused when they get involved in an accident and it wasn’t their fault. It is normal to not be able to focus because of all the shock and potential injuries you may be suffering from, but you have to know that it is your right to seek compensation.
Doing this, however, is a procedure not known to people who never needed it before. But in the unfortunate event that something bad happens to you, it is better to know how to handle the situation and make a claim for compensation.
There are many things you can do to strengthen your future claim but one of the most important ones is proving you were actually injured. Collect all of your medical records after the accident and provide your solicitors in Pavenham with them.
Another important thing is proving that the accident wasn’t your fault. This may be hard to prove or it may be very easy depending on the accident, where it happened and how many people saw it. You can collect eyewitness details, CCTV footage, take pictures etc.
Finding the right solicitor can be the deciding factor. You should make sure your solicitor offers you a no-win, no-fee* claim in which case you don’t have to pay a penny if you don’t receive compensation. All of our solicitors in Pavenham can offer you this as well as free advice.
One thing you should not do is wait. The more time passes, the more difficult it becomes to prove you actually need compensation. Although you can start your claim up to three years after the accident, it is recommended you take care of it as soon as possible.
Don’t postpone your medical treatment. Even though it is good to make a claim as soon as possible it is way more important to get your injuries treated and receive professional help.
Many people see their claims for compensation as a gold mine and exaggerate costs. Compensation after an accident is supposed to help you recover your costs and lost earnings. It is not an opportunity to make a profit.
Do not hurriedly talk to an insurer. It is in their best interest to settle the case as quickly as possible before you even have a chance to call your solicitors in Pavenham. This can be a very bad idea as the insurer will offer you a certain amount of money which will most likely be less than the amount you should receive.
In order to get a really professional advice as to what you should and shouldn’t do when making your claim for compensation, seek help from Accident Advice Helpline and our specialist solicitors in Pavenham on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile phone on 0333 500 0993. Another option is to text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and they will contact you.
Date Published: 8th October 2014
Author: David Brown