If you have been injured as the result of an accident that was not your fault, you may be considering seeking compensation for the damage caused to you and your quality of life. If this is the case there are a number of things that you will need to consider:
- You will need to decide what kind of legal help you are going to get yourself. Although it is possible to make your way through a successful accident claim by yourself it is always a wise move on anyone’s part to seek out the help and guidance of someone with more experience. An accident claims solicitor will be able to help you calculate the amount of compensation you are able to claim, as well as helping with the steps below.
- You will need to be able to prove that you were not responsible for the accident that caused your injuries and that there was no reasonable way you could have avoided becoming involved.
- You will also need to be able to show that the person you are accusing was fully responsible for the accident and therefore for your injuries and the suffering.
- Added to the above point is the fact that you will have to show this person acted in a way that was negligent or dangerous at the time they caused the accident.
- Finally, you will need to be able to demonstrate that you have suffered pain, a loss of earnings or a general decline in the quality of your life as a direct result of the accident.
If you consider yourself able to demonstrate all of these things, you will have a good foundation for a personal injury claim. A solicitor will be able to advise on the next step to take.
For more information on the type of accident you have had and the correct procedure to follow, visit our common accident and injury claims section for free advice and guidance.