Unless you’ve been astonishingly unlucky, you won’t be looking for an injury lawyer often. It therefore pays to have a guide when you go looking. This article will help you find an injury solicitor in Southend-on-Sea and offer a bit of information about some of the terms you may come across during your search.
The question of blame is one of the most fundamental pillars of personal injury law – hence the phrase ‘where there’s blame, there’s a claim.’ In order to make a claim for compensation, you must be able to illustrate to the satisfaction of the court that the accident was not your fault, but was down to someone else’s mistake.
Establishing this in a way which is clear to the judge will be the challenging bit, which is why it pays to find an injury solicitor in Southend-on-Sea who is as good as possible.
Compensation is calculated on the basis of a payment for the injury itself, as well as another payment based on any expenses caused as a result of the accident. Think, for example, of any medical treatment you might be taking on. This could set you back both in terms of paying for the treatment and making travel arrangements.
If the court sides with you and awards compensation, it will take this into account when calculating the sum.
A basic but often forgotten factor is the length of time since the injury occurred. If it took place more than three years ago, then sadly you should forget everything. You can’t claim for anything that took place longer ago, regardless of the merits of the case.
No win no fee
Many lawyers will quote this idea to you. Its meaning is, in theory, every bit as simple as it sounds. If you do not win the case, then you do not have to pay a single penny. Naturally there are some variations, and not every person who claims to offer no win no fee will have a watertight and cast iron offering. Therefore, you should do all the research you can into the small print before making a decision.
No win no fee is also one of the basic principals of Accident Advice Helpline’s offering. All of our lawyers offer this as standard. This means that if you don’t win, you don’t pay.
Finding an injury solicitor in Southend-on-Sea
One of the things we can help you with is finding an injury solicitor in Southend-on-Sea who can help you with your case. We’ll offer someone who is not only located close to you, but also has all the skills needed for your particular case.
So, if you want to find an injury solicitor in Southend-on-Sea who offers the reassuring prospect of no win no fee, get in touch with our team now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.