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Personal Injury FAQs

How long do I have to file my claim?

For an adult, it is 3 years from the date of the accident.

Court proceedings need to be started , if a settlement has not been agreed by the third anniversary of the accident.

For a child, it is 3 years as soon as they turn 18 years of age.

What is the legal process?

The defendant will receive your claim who will then need to respond with a timeframe to either admit or deny liability.

If liability is admitted we use medical evidence and your out-of-pocket expenses to value the amount of compensation you should receive.

This documentation is forwarded with the proposed settlement amount to the defendant’s solicitor.

If the defendant denies liability, then we will request documentation from the defendant so that we can assess your claim and issue court proceedings.

Once Court proceedings have started, a timetable is set and a trial date listed

What funding options are available?

We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means you have nothing to pay if your case is lost.

You may also have legal expenses, household or motor insurances which include limited legal expense insurance, which may cover personal injury claims.

Can I make a claim on behalf of a deceased relative?

If the fatal accident was someone else’s fault, then the family member of the deceased may be able to make a fatal injury compensation claim.

Can I claim for all the treatment costs I’ve incurred?

So long as the treatment was necessary and linked to the accident, then a claim can be made. Remember to keep hold of all details and receipts for treatments you have paid for.

Will I have to go to court?

It is unlikely – the vast majority of claims do not go to a final court hearing as they are settled beforehand.

How long will my personal injury case take to settle?

This can vary from case to case. The timeframe of your case depends on a number of other factors including how long you will take to recover and the responsiveness and reasonableness of the defendants.

How much will I receive?

Compensation is wide-ranging. We treat each case on an individual basis and can advise once we have seen all of the evidence regarding your injury and costs.

I am not happy with my current solicitor, can you take over my case?

We are always happy to meet with you to discuss your options with no obligation whatsoever. If you decide to transfer your case, then we will take care of all the arrangements for you.

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