Making a personal injury claim can be complicated and some people do not receive the full amount of compensation to which they should be entitled. That’s because they can effectively shoot themselves in the foot when it comes to seeking out a lawyer. That’s why, if you’re looking for Stockton-on-Tees no-win, no-fee* lawyers, it’s important to work out what things might arise which could throw you off course.
Stockton-on-Tees no-win, no-fee* claims
The first problem is that people often underestimate the severity of their own injuries. An initial medical assessment can miss all sorts of things so it’s always worth getting a second opinion. This may well not show anything new, but if it does it can be folded into the compensation claim. Another thing people often forget about is to look at things such as psychological problems. These are much less understood than other types of injuries but they can be just as debilitating. If you’ve been suffering from depression as a result of your accident, that may well be something you can claim for.
The one rule to remember is to always provide as much information as possible. Your lawyer can always tell you if they think that something is not relevant, but they can’t take account of things you don’t tell them about.
The majority of personal injury claims do not go to court as the other side will generally avoid the expense of going to court if they do not think they have a chance of winning. However if it does get that far then you will need to prove your case beyond a shadow of a doubt. That’s where evidence comes in so things such as photographs of the scene, witness statements and video evidence can all be important in demonstrating your case.
Remember as the claimant it’s up to you to prove the defendant was at fault not the other way around.
Choosing the wrong lawyer
The number of claims farmers has thankfully diminished thanks to the outlawing of referral fees. However lawyers still specialise in different types of claims and if you choose a lawyer who is not well suited to your particular type of case then it may come back to haunt you. Choosing a specialist increases your chances of winning and getting the full amount of compensation to which you should be entitled.
Paying for a claim
Many people pay over the odds. If you live in the area, Stockton-on-Tees no-win, no-fee* is the least risky way to make a claim, but different lawyers charge different amounts so it’s always worth making certain that you know what you’re going to pay and at what time.
So if you’re looking for Stockton-on-Tees no-win, no-fee* lawyers, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd November 2014
Author: David Brown