If you are a resident of Shoreham-by-Sea in West Sussex, there are two main reasons why you might be looking for a firm of specialist solicitors in Shoreham-by-Sea. You may have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault, or you may have been diagnosed with an illness or disease which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence.
Specialist solicitors in Shoreham-by-Sea
Solicitors in Shoreham-by-Sea, or ones based anywhere else in the UK, can help you to build a case in order to file a personal injury compensation claim. They can also advise you how long you have from the date of your accident in which to make your claim. Different accidents and their subsequent injuries have different periods of time, ranging from three years to a matter of months, in which you must file a claim. If you need to know how long you have to file your particular claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers below.
Accidents in public places
Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common types of accident, as they can occur anywhere. If you broke a limb or were otherwise injured in an accident in a public place, you would need to find a firm of injury solicitors in Shoreham-by-Sea who had an expert injury solicitor in this field. You should ask to see testimonials from satisfied clients who have had accidents similar to yours when you have the first appointment with an injury solicitor (these are often free of charge).
If you have an accident in the street, you should inform the police, who will ask for witnesses and write a report. They will also inform the local authority if your accident occurred because of a badly maintained pavement or road. If you fell over a manhole cover which had not been properly replaced, they would inform the utilities company whose property it is. You would need the help of injury solicitors in Shoreham-by-Sea, for example, in order to make a claim against such organisations.
If you had an accident in a supermarket, shop or restaurant, you should inform a member of staff and have the details recorded in the accident book before seeking medical treatment. Take photographs of the scene of an accident if you can, as these can be used as supporting evidence for your personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice in order to file any potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now and find out how we may be able to help you with your potential claim?
Date Published: 8th March 2014
Author: David Brown