If you have been injured in an accident and you are thinking about making a claim, you should seek out legal advice as soon as possible. You can get accident advice from a reputable law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.
What accident advice do I need?
If you are thinking about making a claim, first of all you need to establish whether or not you are even eligible for compensation.
An accident advice lawyer will establish your eligibility for making a claim by looking into the following two aspects of your case:
- When your accident happened – you must bring your claim forward within three years of the date of your accident, or within three years from the date your injuries first became clear (whichever is soonest). After three years, most personal injury cases become time-barred or statute barred under UK law.
- How your accident happened – you must have a level of diminished liability to be eligible for compensation. If you were wholly responsible for your accident, then unfortunately the other side will be under no obligation to pay you compensation and your claim would in all likelihood be unsuccessful.
Once you have established if you are eligible for compensation, you can make your claim, however this is not the end of the story because the strength of your claim should also be considered when deciding whether or not to bring your personal injury claim forward.
Providing you meet the basic eligibility criteria for making a claim, the next piece of accident advice you need is with regards to your claim or case’s strength.
You need to know if your claim has a strong chance of success so that you may make an informed decision about whether or not to claim.
For example, you need to know if there is a chance that the other side may be able to refute your claims or if you have a sound claim based on what you know. The best way to establish your case strength is to discuss your case with an experienced claims advisor or with a specialist personal injury lawyer. They will look into your claim and provide their honest and professional opinion on your case, which you can use as you like.
Make sure you get advice from the right people
Lastly, we would make the point that not all legal advice is created equal. You should seek advice from law firms that are endorsed and respected. You can trust Accident Advice Helpline to help you understand the claims process better and where you stand legally, so that you can make an informed decision moving forwards.