If you have been hurt in an accident, you will want to file an accident claim so that you can be compensated for your injuries and the damages that you have suffered. While there is some necessary legal action that must be taken, you should be prepared with some evidence surrounding your accident before you make a claim. For a compensation claim, you should have a police report if the injury was sustained in a road traffic accident in the UK. You should make sure that your insurance company has a report of the accident so that they will validate your claim. Some people do not see a medical examiner after an accident because they do not feel that the injury was bad enough, but it is always a good idea to do it so that the doctor can provide you with medical evidence if your injury worsens. Never leave any injury to chance so it is wise to get any, minor to major, injury examined. If there were witnesses to the accident then their statements could also help you with your accident claim, so be sure and get the names and addresses of the witnesses. You can take pictures of the accident scene as they can prove to be extremely beneficial in supporting your accident claim. Doing all these things might seem like a hassle at first, but will really benefit you when you decide to take legal action for your injury. We understand not all evidence can be collected as each accident is different but do your part in collecting as much information, relating to your accident, as possible. If certain things are missed out then don’t worry as your appointed accident claim solicitor will help you. This is part of their job. They will have experience in helping you collect such evidence/documents and also point you in the right direction.
One thing to know when you are filing an accident claim is that there are different solicitors that specialise in different types of personal injury compensation. Talk to someone who specialises in the area which you had the accident. Doing this as soon as possible after the accident is a good idea because some claims have time limits put on them. For example, with the most common claim of negligence, there is a time limit of three years, meaning that the court proceedings have to be issued within the three years after you were first made aware that you had an injury. There are some circumstances where the court will extend this time limit, but this rarely happens, so be sure and get the accident claim done in a timely manner.
Some of the reasons that you make an accident claim might include an accident at work, a road traffic accident, medical negligence, or a public liability accident. You can enter a conditional fee agreement with your solicitor, and this way you will not have to pay the fees if you lose the case. This is on No Win No Fee basis where you don’t have to pay any costs if you lose your case or even win it as the third party at fault’s insurance company will pay for these. There are a lot of things to understand when filing an accident claim so that you get the best representation and are able to win your case. You might want to research more tips online so that you will be the best prepared that you can be. But remember planning and preparation is the best way forward when pursuing an accident claim.