If you’re taking personal injury action against a negligent party that was responsible for you being injured in an accident that was not your fault, it will be important for you to bear in mind that there will be a possibility that the person or the organisation that you’re suing, or their insurer, might put you under surveillance to find out if you have actually suffered the injuries you claim to have sustained.
This will be especially true if your case might involve a rather large pay-out. If a negligent party stands to lose a lot of money if you were to win your claim, it will most likely see the cost of investigating you in the hope of tripping you up as a sound investment.
With this in mind, you would be well advised to be 100% honest if you’re using a ‘no win, no fee’ Stockport law firm to seek recompense for what happened to you. Don’t be tempted, as some people sometimes are, to lay things on thick and claim that your injuries are worse than they actually are. Doing so could result in you losing any compensation you might be entitled to if you’re rumbled.
Personal injury claim investigations and Stockport law firm solicitors
Say that you had sustained a nasty injury to your back in a road traffic accident that was caused by the negligent behaviour of the driver of another vehicle. The injury is so bad that you are unable to return to work. Under these circumstances, there would be a chance that a decent 100% ‘no win, no fee’ Stockport law firm might be able to win you a very substantial personal injury compensation pay-out indeed.
If you had said that you were unable to partake of any strenuous activity and were then to be seen playing a round of golf by an insurance firm’s investigator, the game could well and truly be up. The investigator in question would most likely be able to secure photographic evidence of you enjoying an activity that you had claimed you were too badly injured to take part in, and your hopes of a decent personal injury pay-out could be ruined.
Honesty is the best policy
When making a claim for Stockport law firm compensation, always be 100% above board. Exaggerating the symptoms of your injuries or the effect they are having on your life could see you walking away with nothing. In some cases, you could even find yourself in legal hot water for attempting to commit fraud. If you’d like to get some free personal injury advice, call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
With over 14 years of making successful claims, they can give you all the information you need to make a successful claim.
Date Published: 20th July 2014
Author: David Brown