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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Starting a lawsuit

    By starting a lawsuit, the judge or the jury delivers justice and ensures that the rules of conduct that have been set by the sovereign government are adhered to, wrongs are corrected and stability is maintained by following authority.

    If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault and you sustained an injury and you sought medical attention you can claim personal injury compensation within 3 years from when the accident occurred. The court can extend this period at its own discretion in case of minors and industrial illnesses and diseases claims.

    Many lawsuits can become intimidating since both the plaintiff and the defendant argue their case orally in their favour and most people may find this beyond their ability. Don’t be anxious, because a lawyer who will present the court with evidence about your case can assist you.

    Expert witnesses will be called to give evidence. You can relax and know that legal experts like Accident Advice Helpline will connect you to a lawyer who is a specialist in your type of personal injury compensation claim.

    Readily available help from Accident Advice Helpline for starting a lawsuit

    An accident can happen when it is least expected. It can cause a minor injury or a life-changing condition but whatever the case may be, starting a lawsuit with Accident Advice Helpline will help you to secure the compensation you are legally entitled to claim. We understand what you are going through and take up the matter on your behalf. You may decide to call Accident Advice Helpline or fill the 30-second test available online on our site. It is your legal right to claim compensation if you have been injured and you were not to blame.

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    The lawyer collects the facts and prepares you to attend a court case by counselling you and advising you accordingly. He collects the necessary information to present to court as evidence. He researches the facts and the related law applicable to that case and then drafts the legal papers in preparation for the court case.

    Seeking help from a lawyer to represent you in lawsuits

    In lawsuits, plaintiffs who have sustained personal injuries because of the defendants actions demand damages which may include general damages and/or special damages. Both parties present evidence and witnesses in their favour.

    The plaintiff has a burden of proof when making a claim and the defendant will either accept or deny responsibility. Many lawsuits are complicated. Arguments and defences from both parties are considered before judgement is declared.

    You may be a walker or hiker who has been injured because of someone else’s negligence. There are some circumstances which expose you to accidents and illnesses and if the travel agent or instructor did not warn you of these dangers it can be considered as negligence.

    • Diarrhoea – this is common among long-distance walkers and hikers.
    • Dehydration, Sunburn, Frostbite and Hypothermia – some weather conditions expose walkers and hikers to dehydration due to sweating and extreme heat or cold and snow and triggering of pre-existing conditions like diabetes due to metabolic imbalances.
    • Fatigue – weakness due to tiredness or walking faster than your natural speed especially when walking as a group.
    • Rashes – these are due to plants like stinging nettle, poison ivy and poison oak and also as a result of weather changes.
    • Bites – insects and animals may bite when walking through dense vegetations, in forests and at night.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile now.

    Date Published: 16th December 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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