The process of starting a claim with the no win no fee lawyers in the City of London (via Accident Advice Helpline) inevitably means that you will be thinking back to the accident in which you were hurt. Even if the accident was several months ago, you could still think about making a claim because you have up to three years to start personal accident claims with the no win no fee lawyers in the City of London. Nevertheless, it is always best to start it as soon as possible.
No win no fee lawyers in the City of London – Accident details
The no win no fee lawyers in the City of London will want to know some details about your accident and how you were hurt. If you were injured in a car accident then they will probably want to know:
- Who was with you in the car at the time of the accident?
- What was the exact location of the accident?
- The number of vehicles involved?
- Some details about the weather conditions at the time of the accident?
- Details about who and what caused the accident?
- Details about your injuries – did you need emergency treatment at the scene?
- Were you transported to hospital in an ambulance?
- What emergency treatment did you receive at the hospital?
- Did you undergo any operations or procedures because of your injuries?
- How long did your recovery take or are your symptoms on-going?
- Do you have any psychological symptoms such as depression?
Things you won’t remember about your car accident
The no win no fee lawyers in the City of London will not expect you to know the finer details of car accidents. You probably didn’t even realise that:
- The car driver who caused the accident most likely applied their brakes and used the steering wheel at the same time to avoid the impact. However, as they were doing this the car will have travelled some distance – this is called the thinking distance. It has also been shown that a driver who is tired or is under the influence of drugs or alcohol reacts more slowly and so the car travels much further before the brakes are actually applied. Of course a car travelling fast will cover a longer distance whilst the driver is ‘thinking’.
- When a car collides with an object it loses momentum (this is a type of energy) but the objects (such as people) inside the car carry on moving. They are eventually stopped by their seatbelts, the airbags or the windscreen.
- Seatbelts have been saving lives for many years. They allow car occupants to carry on moving for a split second longer and so they don’t slow down so rapidly – this reduces injuries.
Date Published: 18th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry