If you have been injured in an accident, and you are thinking about making a claim, it is important to seek out good legal advice so that you can establish your eligibility for compensation, and get better informed about your legal rights.
When it comes to seeking that legal advice, you have a few options, but the most popular method nowadays is through an accident claim helpline, since accident advice can be taken from the comfort of one’s home with such a service.
Accident claim helplines are usually free to call, and they should be offered without any obligation whatsoever. What this means, is that you can speak with a qualified claims advisor about your case, at length, without any selling. This is an important point, since you may simply want legal advice at this stage, to find out where you stand.
How an accident helpline can help you
If you call an accident helpline, you can get answers to all your claims related questions, and get advice based on the circumstances surrounding your accident.
By calling, you could find out:
- Whether you are eligible for compensation;
- How strong your claim is;
- How much compensation you may be entitled to;
- How long your claim may take to process.
To provide such information to you, all a claims advisor should need is the date your accident happened or the date your injuries were first diagnosed, and a description of how your accident happened. With this, a claims advisor can ascertain your eligibility for compensation and advise you on the best route forward, so that you may take it, should you wish to. Throughout your call, the claims advisor should also listen to the circumstances surrounding your case, so that more personalised advice can be given to you.
Taking your accident claim further
If after speaking to an accident helpline you would like to take your claim further, the good news is that you should be able to right on the spot, since most helplines are operated by law firms. However, you are under no obligation to do so. In other words, you are free to choose your own lawyer from any law firm you like. It is completely up to you.
The claims process itself is straightforward and stress-free. Your involvement will be minimal, so that you can concentrate on your recovery, and your lawyer will take care of the claims process for you in its entirety. Your input will be limited to an initial interview with your solicitor, and attending a medical examination, so that the extent of your injuries and a recovery period can be established, to determine a fair settlement demand.