We all assume we are familiar with most aspects of personal injury law, but what you may not know is that there are many things which could have a serious effect on your ability to claim. This is why it’s worth consulting Accident Advice Helpline. Not only can we help you find the best St Albans no win no fee lawyers, but we can also alert you to some of the hidden complications that might arise along the way.
St Albans no win no fee claims
The basic tenets of personal injury law all appear to be pretty straightforward. If you have been injured in an accident which was not your fault, then you should be able to claim compensation. The only proviso on this is that you have to be able to prove that someone was at fault, the accident can’t have happened more than three years ago and the injuries must have been bad enough to warrant some form of medical attention. If not then sadly the chances are that you will not be entitled to claim any kind of compensation no matter how good you think your chances.
However there are things that can throw a spanner in the works. First there is the burden of proof which since you’re the one bringing the case lies with you. Personal injury courts, much like any others work on the basis of innocent until proven guilty, so it’s not enough to think that something happened, you need to be able to prove it. If you can’t there is a good chance you may not be able to claim anything.
There may also be problems when looking at the question of who was at fault. It’s not enough for it to be someone else’s fault, you can’t share any portion of the blame. A good example of this would be an accident which happened in a fight on a night out. Criminal injury laws can provide compensation for this but if you provoked the assault then you could be deemed partly responsible for the accident, in which case it may affect how much compensation you are likely to receive.
Paying for a claim
The bad news is that the longer a claim goes on for, the greater the risk that they may find against you. Ironically, these are also often the most complicated, expensive and the ones which involve the most serious injuries in which the need for compensation is greatest. This is why it’s a good idea to have a fallback plan and if you’ve been injured in St Albans no win no fee claims can provide this safety net. It means you only have to pay if you win your case.
So if you’re looking for St Albans no win no fee claims, give our team a call on 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 1st November 2014
Author: David Brown