Don’t Delay Instructing Your Solicitor!
It’s vital that you seek professional advice from a solicitor if you’re injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault – and that you instruct a solicitor sooner rather than later.
Whilst most of us know that we have 3 years from the date of an accident to make a claim or possibly longer for claims including hearing loss, industrial diseases or medical negligence, this shouldn’t mean we wait a while before bringing a claim for compensation.
Sometimes there are good reasons to wait before making a personal injury claim straightaway after an accident, and with certain injuries like asbestos-related illnesses the symptoms take time to manifest after the initial exposure that caused them – but most of the time there are good reasons for starting the claims process immediately.
Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Delay
There are many reasons why you should speak to a solicitor as soon as possible following your accident to make a claim, and these include the following:
- Memories fade
Over time, you or your witnesses may forget key facts that are vital for establishing liability for your accident. Without the finer details on the exact location of your accident or the speed the car was travelling or the correct order of events, your case for making a claim may be unsuccessful.
- Witnesses move
Your witnesses might be harder to track down after time has passed, as they may have a new phone or email address, may have moved house or work, or married and changed their name.
- Business change
If your claim is against a business or employer, the company may have relocated premises, closed down or just become harder to trace.
- Location change
If your accident was caused by a fault in the road, if you wait before reporting your injury then the road may have altered or been repaired in the meantime.
- Equipment changes
If your injury was caused by faulty machinery then over time the piece of equipment may be scrapped, sold or fixed. This means it can’t be examined properly if liability is denied.
If your accident was caught on CCTV, this may contain vital evidence for your case – but most CCTV footage is only kept for a month.
- Law changes
The law changes all the time and could affect your claim. So speak to a solicitor as soon as possible after your accident and/or injury.
How We Can Help You With Your Personal Injury Claim
If you have injuries due to an accident that wasn’t your fault or you have an illness caused by industrial exposure or medical negligence, contact our specialist solicitors as soon as you can following the accident or straight after you first become aware of your symptoms.
Our personal injury solicitors have the experience and legal knowledge to help you to make your claim for compensation and will work hard to both support you throughout the claims process and ensure your claim is successful so you receive the compensation you deserve.
For specialist advice on your Accident and/or injury, please call us FREE now!
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