Many personal injury cases are open and closed with little need to go to court, but occasionally it can be more complicated than that. When that happens, a lot will depend on your choice of solicitors in Trowell, and what information you can provide to prove your case.
The importance of evidence
The law is very clear on what factors need to be satisfied in order for a personal injury claim to be considered valid, but what is less clear sometimes is who exactly was to blame. Let’s take the example of a road traffic accident – this might be over in just a few seconds, and it might not be clear in the minds of the drivers which of them was at fault. The natural tendency is always to believe that the other driver was to blame, so you often end up with two very angry drivers on your hands and nobody is willing to back down.
When faced with such a situation, the courts will decide on what the evidence shows. This could be witness statements, video footage, photographs or testimony from an expert. Either way, this will be very important in helping to establish the facts. Assuming that you are confident of your case in itself, you will naturally want as much of this evidence to be presented in front of the courts as humanly possible, as this will support your case.
You should try to get the contact details of any witnesses to the incident. You won’t want to contact these people directly, but hand over their details to your lawyer who will do this for you. You may also want to get the names and numbers of any police officers or ambulance crew who attended the scene, as their experienced testimony will also be important in helping the courts determine what happened and at what point.
Finding solicitors in Trowell
Finally, you’ll need to find solicitors in Trowell who have the right type of experience – ideally, someone who is an expert in road traffic law will be very useful in helping you get the right result. Once you’ve done this, you should spend time looking at what you’ll pay in legal fees.
Every lawyer will have their own rates of pay, so it’s a good idea to know what these are before you get going. However, in a situation in which it’s not always certain to know who was at fault, it can be nicely reassuring to know that you can find someone who works on the basis of no win no fee*. They will be in a better position to help you get the compensation you deserve.
So, to find out how you can make a no win no fee* claim, and to find solicitors in Trowell, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.