How to gather evidence for compensation – no win no fee in Dunning
If you have had a serious accident or injury, which was caused by the negligence of someone else, then you may be entitled to make a no win no fee Dunning claim for compensation. However, it is very unlikely that your claim will be successful if you do not have enough evidence to back it up and prove that you were injured badly, and that the accident was their fault and not at least partly attributed to you. Gathering this evidence can take a long time, and be frustrating. But as you have up to three years to process your compensation claim, it is worth getting it right first time, so that you can be sure of your claim being successful.
- Ask people who were there. If you have had an accident in a public place, then it is likely that there were witnesses who can back up your story. It can be helpful to try to ask for people’s details there and then so you can contact them when your compensation claim is underway, but if not you can always try to get in contact with people like shop staff or other witnesses through official avenues.
- Take photographs. Even if you didn’t take a photograph of the scene at the time, go back and take photographs as soon as you can remember afterwards, particularly if conditions have not changed. You can also take photographs of the progression of your injuries, as this can be helpful evidence as well.
- Get official reports. The best evidence you can have is both a medical assessment and a police report. This will give full details of the accident itself, and the injuries you sustained. As long as you have not admitted blame at any point (as this will often be noted in police reports at least) then this could be the strongest evidence you have.
How to make your no win no fee Dunning claim
Once you have your evidence together, the next step is to start making your claim, and finding the right personal injury lawyers for you. Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in the field of no win no fee Dunning compensation claims, and works with experienced personal injury lawyers to get you the compensation you deserve. Just call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your accident.
They will help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for a no win no fee Dunning compensation claim, and your injury lawyers can begin work on your claim. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to give you advice and support, and your lawyers will keep you up to date with the progress of your claim. Your injury lawyers will also work on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your claim, and will work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 7th February 2014
Author: David Brown