When people make personal injury claims there are all sorts of things that they tend to miss out when calculating the severity of their injuries. The result is that they can end up being under compensated when the time comes to go to court. Therefore, if you’re looking for South Ayrshire ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers, take time to look at these factors which could reduce the amount you receive in compensation.
South Ayrshire ‘no win, no fee’ claims
The idea of ‘no win, no fee’ was set up to reduce the financial risks people feel compelled to take when making personal injury claims. The idea is that if you do not win you will not have to pay. However, the problem with this is that some people simply look no further than how much they pay rather than thinking about how much they should receive.
One of the most common mistakes people make is to underestimate the severity of the injuries they have received. If you have received a medical diagnosis you may stop there. However, doctors are not infallible and they can miss things. A second medical assessment can be useful to check for anything you may have missed out.
All in the mind
While physical injuries are well understood many people think that their psychological problems caused by the accident do not count. Things such as sleeplessness, increased drinking and depression can all be linked to an accident. However, because these are all under the surface, people often don’t report them. The best rule to take is to share any information you think is relevant. We can always suggest you discount something if we do not think it applies to your compensation claim, but what we can’t do is take account of things you don’t tell us about.
Settling too early
Many people settle for compensation too early. When the other side thinks it’s not worth pursuing a case they will settle out of court. However, their initial offer may well be significantly below the amount you could claim if you pressed on with your case. It’s always a good idea to speak to a legal expert before accepting any offer as you may be surprised by what you can be entitled to.
Paying for a claim
Aside from making sure you count for everything in your compensation claim it’s important to think about how you’re going to pay for your case. If you live in South Ayrshire, ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury claims mean that you will not have to pay if you lose, but if you win then the size of the fees can vary from one firm to another. Always find out what you’ll pay and at what point.
So if you’re looking for South Ayrshire ‘no win, no fee’ claims, give our team a call 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 November 2014
Author: David Brown