What Injury Lawyers Have to Assess When Looking at Accident Claims

If you’ve suffered an injury and need to make a personal injury claim, the process can seem daunting. But it doesn’t need to be. Personal injury lawyers are experts at dealing with accident claims and many process claims on a no win no fee basis, at little risk to you.

There are many ways a solicitor can help you with your injury claim, but they need to have a little information from you first in order to accurately assess your case. Here’s a quick rundown of all you need to know.

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The Facts Surrounding Your Accident

Before taking up your case, an injury lawyer needs to establish some facts concerning the incident. Firstly, they need to know when the accident occurred – this is because claims usually need to be made within 3 years of the accident taking place, although there are exceptions to this so you should always clarify with a professional. They need to know where the accident occurred, and the nature of the incident.

It’s always wise to see a medical professional before contacting an injury lawyer, because they need details of your injury, along with a medical diagnosis and a record of any treatment received.

If there were any witnesses to the incident you need to hand over their details, and if you’re a member of a trade union or have a legal expenses policy, you need to state this.

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The Effect of the Accident

Having an injury as a result of an accident doesn’t only affect your health, it can have a number of other effects too, all of which your solicitor needs to consider when processing your claim.

If you’ve had time off work as a result of the accident, they will want to see proof of your loss of earnings and any other financial expenses incurred.

In addition, they may need to see documents relating to insurance policies – such as household or motoring insurance – in case they cover the legal costs of processing your claim. Along with any other documents to support your case.

Don’t worry if you don’t have all of this information – your personal injury lawyer will advise you what you need for your no win no fee claim and accident claims.

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Assessing Your Claim

With all of this information, your solicitor will be able to assess your injury claim to ascertain blame, whether you have a case, and what the likelihood is of you making a successful no win no fee claim.

To see if you have a case and to find a lawyer that’s right for you, call Personal Injury Claims 4 UK today on 0800 689 0500.