Life can be confusing if you’ve been hurt in an accident. While you’re busy trying to cope with the results of the accident, you’ll be faced with another issue – whether or not you can claim compensation, which could prove vital in helping you to get the support you need for your injuries. This article is designed to help you understand your options and how to find solicitors in Trowbridge who can help you make a claim.
When you can and can’t claim
This is always an area of confusion, and it’s not rare to find people who had very good claims to make but had never previously thought to seriously investigate their options. Equally, it’s also quite common to find people who think they have a good claim, but for one reason or another something disqualifies them. In any case, it’s important to find out one way or another whether you have a right to make a claim.
Under UK law, you can make a claim if you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault and was the fault of someone else. It’s important to understand what the law means by injuries: they refer to any injury which has a measurably negative effect on your life. In other words, you’ll need to have received medical attention in order for your claim to be considered valid.
If the courts do find in your favour, they will award compensation based on the severity of your injuries and what you’ve had to spend out as a result. This will often involve medical treatment that you’ve had to get, or travel costs. It can also include things such as lost earnings, which will be folded into this calculation.
Your choice of solicitors in Trowbridge
Not all lawyers are the same. The chances are that they will charge different tariffs and offer different things. It’s important to know what’s available elsewhere before you make your decision. One of the most common deals is something called no win no fee. This is a very simple way of working, which means that if you do not win you case for any reason you will not have to pay a single penny. It’s very popular, as it removes the risk of making a claim and ensures that if you do not win then you do not then find yourself confronted with a great big legal bill.
You should also make sure that when you’re looking for solicitors in Trowbridge, you select the right people. Ideally, you’re looking for people who are highly qualified but have specific experience in your type of personal injury claim, as they will be much better suited to helping you to make a claim for your injuries.
So, to find out how you can find solicitors in Trowbridge, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown