If ever you are injured in an accident that was not your own fault, you may be entitled to make a Spelthorne ‘no win, no fee*’ car accident claim. To be able to do this, your injuries must have been bad enough to need medical treatment, and the accident must have been no more than three years ago.
These rules are law and strictly adhered to by everyone in the personal claim industry, except with the time limits there are some variations.
The time limit variations for a Spelthorne ‘no win, no fee*’ car accident claim
There are often exceptions to rules, there as to be for different situations to be coped with. In the case of the rules for making a Spelthorne ‘no win, no fee*’ car accident claim, the fact it has to have been someone else that caused the accident, and your injuries must have need the attention of a doctor cannot be wavered from at all, but there are differences in time limits for making the claim if:
- The accident happened before you were 18 – the best way in this situation is for someone else to make a claim on your behalf, as the sooner a claim is made the better. But if no one did, you have three years from your 18th birthday to make your claim, the day before your 21st birthday being the last day you can submit one. The problem with this is that f the accident happened for example when you were 4, it could be nearly 17 years later before a claim is made, and after so long it would be harder to prove.
- The accident happens while you are at sea or in the air – the times limits for these accidents is only two years.
- You have contracted an industrial illness or condition – some of these can take many years to manifest themselves and for this reason you are allowed to make a claim for up to three years after the date you were diagnosed.
- Injuries from a violent crime – the time limit for these is two years, and a similar situation applies for accidents that happen to children under 18. In this case you have two years from your 18th birthday, till the day before your 20th birthday, to make your Spelthorne no win no fee* accident claim.
As with all laws in the UK, the courts have the final say. They can overrule all these time limits if there are very exceptional circumstances for a late claim, but it is a rarity that they do.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Whatever injuries or illness you have because of the actions of someone else, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline so that you have the best legal representation, without having to concern yourself about how much money you will have to find.
‘No win, no fee*’ takes care of the financing of your claim and if you would like to know more about how it works, and how we can help you with your claim, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak with our friendly advisers.
Date Published: 7th November 2014