Personal injury solicitors - an accident waiting to happen?
Suffering from a personal injury can make a huge difference to the person involved, and not only that but for the people around them too. Personal injury can occur for a number of reasons. Whether it was from an accident at work, an accident involving traffic or many other reasons too, there may be cause to appoint a solicitor. Having a solicitor that specialises in the right area regarding the personal injury can be beneficial in many ways. The solicitor can:
- Determine the cause of the injury
- Determine whether there is reason to make a claim
- Look into the damage caused and see what medical help may be required in the future
- Assess all of this information and suggest an amount of compensation that may be available
It is important with personal injury, that legal help from a solicitor is sought as soon as possible after the injury. It is also fundamental that any medical advice is sought immediately after the injury and also that any medical records relevant to the case are retained for the future. Relevant medical records may be vital in providing evidence towards the case.
Often, many people can be lead to believe that there is no reason for claim. It is always suggested to seek advice from a solicitor as this is not always the case. Injury may be delayed and can become more severe in the future, or the person suffering from injury may have been told there is no reason for claim. If the cause of the accident was not the fault of the person suffering from injury, it is suggested that they speak to a solicitor as soon as possible, even if just for some sound advice.
Do I need a solicitor?
It is always suggested that a solicitor is used with the case of personal injury. The outcome may seem obvious to the person involved but employing a solicitor can optimise the chances of the claim being successful and also even give the person involved the best possible outcome, i.e. the highest amount of compensation available. If the person involved is not sure as to whether they can claim they should take these points into consideration. Be aware that:
- A claim can only be made if the solicitor or those involved can identify a responsible third party
- The solicitor will need to assess whether he/she can prove that the third party was responsible
Also, the person involved should be aware that sometimes more than one party is liable. If this is the case then the solicitor may need to include more than one defendant on the case or file more than one claim.
If the person involved feels they have suffered from an injury which was not their fault, the solicitor can help claim for compensable damages such as medical bills, lost work time, property damage or loss as well as pain and suffering. It can be a very difficult time both mentally and financially when experiencing injury. Having a solicitor to guide the person involved through the process may provide possible compensation in the future, which can be hugely beneficial.
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