The personal injury claims process for car claims is much the same as with any type of accident claim. However, when it comes to making a successful claim, there are things that you can do. Here’s information on these things, to help you with your claim:
Step 1: Seek legal advice
You can get sound legal advice from a variety of sources; the best way to get fast, relevant legal advice is by calling a claims helpline, such as this one: Enter site. That helpline is staffed by experienced claims advisors, who can answer all your questions.
Alternatively, skip this step and speak directly to a lawyer. However, if you are going to do this, then make sure that the law firm you call has a stellar reputation. They should also specialise in the type of accident or injuries that you have sustained and will be claiming for.
Step 2: Appoint a Solicitor
After you have speaker to a lawyer or two, you have a clear understanding of your legal rights and how strong your claim is. Based on that, you can make your decision regarding whether to claim, or not. Should you choose to do so, you can either appoint a solicitor that you have already spoken to, or you can start a fresh search for a solicitor.
The solicitor you choose should have case experience that is relevant to your own. They should also have a high ‘success rate’, which is a percentage of the amount of cases they’ve won. The solicitor should also work for a reputable law firm.
Step 3: Be Patient with the Claims Process
While many car claims can be processed in as little as 8-12 weeks, it is important to keep in mind that some claims take several months to process. Regarding this, a lot depends on the efficiency of the other side. If the other side is slow to respond, then you must wait until they communicate. Some insurers, for example, are notoriously slow at processing claims.
If you are concerned that your claim is taking a while to process, address your concerns to your solicitor. They will be able to provide a reason to you, and they should offer reassurance that everything is in place for your claim to be accepted by the other side.
Step 4: Enjoy your Compensation
Once you are awarded your compensation, you may do with it as you please.
Most people use it to cover the financial losses they sustained because of their accident, while others put some money towards a welcome break away with the family. Whatever you choose, rest assured that the compensation you receive is yours.