Each year, over three million people are injured in accidents. Whether these occur at home, in their cars, outdoors, or at work, in many instances, someone else will be at fault. In these circumstances, the accident victim will often choose to make a claim for compensation.
Personal injury law can sometimes be complicated, but with the aid of an expert solicitor, you can make a compensation claim quickly and easily.
To bring a successful compensation claim it can’t simply be your word against theirs; through your solicitor, a viable case will need to be proven. With that in mind the following information is of paramount importance:
I’ve never been in an accident before. I was hesitant about making a claim. First Personal Injury sorted it all out and explained everything.
Mr Smith from Bournemouth
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Depending upon the details of your case you may also need to provide:
The first step is for your solicitor to send a letter to the individual you’re making the claim against, setting out the details of your injury and the circumstances whereby it occurred.
The individual will then be required to investigate and provide a response to the letter within a fixed period – in most instances, this will be around the three-month mark. In their reply, they’ll need to state whether or not they accept the claim – if they do it will be usual practice to settle out of court.
At this stage, it’s important for your solicitor to tell you what they believe the value of the claim to be. You’ll also need to think about how much compensation you’d be prepared to accept as your solicitor will be able to make an offer to the responsible individual for that amount. The respondent can come back with a counter offer and if they are deemed to “respond reasonably” it will usually be settled without having to take the matter to court.
If the accident claim can’t be settled between the parties and their solicitors; legal action can be sought. In this instance, it will be in the court’s hands to decide whether or not you’ll be awarded compensation for the claim.
I am delighted with the outcome of my claim and can’t thank you enough for all the hard work that you put in. Everything went so smoothly and all I had to do was sign some papers and everything was taken care of. Anytime I had any concerns I knew I could call and my mind was always put at rest. You can never know how much this means to me and I am so grateful. If anything ever happened to me again then I would come straight to you.
L Smith from Lincoln
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We’ll talk through the details of your claim over the phone, and then advise further!
If we think you’ve got a valid claim, we’ll take care of everything else – quick & easy!