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Claiming for an accident

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.Claiming For An Accident

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Personal injury law can sometimes be complicated, but with the aid of an expert solicitor, you can make a compensation claim quickly and easily.

What you need to establish

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:

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I was a passenger in a car involved in a road traffic accident and suffered serious injuries to my right shoulder, my elbow and scarring to my forehead. I was unable to work for a long time. First Personal Injury dealt with my case from the outset. I never expected that I would receive £21,191.00 of compensation for my injuries and other losses I had as a result of the accident. I am delighted with the outcome of my claim and would definitely recommend First Personal Injury to anyone who wants to make an accident claim.

Natasha from Manchester
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  • The date of the accident; where and how it happened
  • Contact details of any witnesses to the accident
  • Details of the injuries sustained – it’s important to provide an official medical diagnosis with details of any treatment

Depending upon the details of your case you may also need to provide:

How to make a claim

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.

Claiming for an accident – Accepting compensation

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.

Going 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.

Satisfaction

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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  • Proof of your loss of earnings and other financial expenses which are the result of your injury
  • Details of any insurance policies you may have as these may cover you for the cost of your compensation claim – examples of this include household or motor insurance
  • Any documents that could potentially help your claim – these could include documents from before your accident or any evidence of previous accidents in similar circumstances
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