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Personal Injury And Accident Claims

Irrespective of the safety measures you might have taken, an accident could occur at any time and to pretty much anybody, it doesn’t matter who you are, even a personal injury solicitor. We humans neither decide to become an accident victim, nor do we choose why, when and where the accident will take place.

It might seem obvious but almost any accident is likely to be both a distressing and potentially costly experience. Any injuries you are unfortunate enough to sustain are likely to cause you various degrees of pain and any medical attention and treatment can incur high costs.

A way to reclaim these losses is through making a successful personal injury claim and the importance of such a claim really shouldn’t be taken lightly. Certainly you won’t be able to make any personal injuries sustained any less traumatic or painful but you will get some comfort from knowing that you will be fine financially.

How A Personal Injury Solicitor Can Help

The trouble with making a personal injury claim is for most people it seems a difficult process to grasp, and that’s because generally most people have no previous experience with these kind of procedures. A trouble-free alternative to trying to do it all yourself is to contact a specialist personal injury solicitor.

Personal injury solicitors are professional people and these kind of personal injury claims are how they make their living. Their role is to put together a strong injury claims case in your name to win you accident compensation.

The injury solicitor’s service is based upon a “No Win No Fee” process. This will mean If your accident claim is successful, the solicitor recovers all of their bills, or fees from the losing party or the losers insurance company and you could get 100% of the compensation depending on the agreement with your solicitor.

If you don’t win your accident claims case the solicitor is accountable for the loss, in other words you won’t have to pay them anything. However, you may be liable for the winning sides costs, but you can take out insurance cover for this scenario.

Choosing Your Solicitor

It is entirely up to you which personal injury claims company, or solicitor you choose to take up your case. Always try your best to research a company before deciding for certain they are right for you. Also make sure you understand the “agreement” you might be signing so you know exactly what fees you may or may not end up having to pay.

Is It Necessary To Opt For A Personal Injury solicitor?

Naturally you could very well attempt to manage your accident claim on your own, or with the help of friends and family if you prefer, but have you actually thought hard about what the process entails?

Personal Injury Claims

Remember solicitors train for a reason and that’s to know the ins and outs of the British law so they have the best chance possible of being successful. This isn’t to say you won’t but do you really need the hassle?

Ask yourself these few questions and it might help you to decide which route is best if you haven’t already.

Are you aware of what preparations you need to make before going to court? Have you got all of your facts and details correct so you don’t inadvertently lose your road accident claim for example, on some small technicality?

Will you be able to stay calm and focused if things start to become personal? If you can’t answer these few questions with a resounding “yes” then maybe you ought to consider the services of a “No Win No Fee” solicitor, but the choice is always yours.

Please do bear in mind that a personal injury solicitor will undoubtedly make life easier. This is after all what they do for a living. They’ve already all the essential expertise and experience to take care of your accident compensation claim.

Spinal Injury Claims

Spinal and back injury claims can be tricky because you have to take into consideration a lot of factors. Spinal cord injuries often result in some degree of paralysis. The spinal injury claims have to consider the injury the person has, the financial ramifications the injury has had to date, and the potential cost of the injuries in the future.

Proving the injury in spinal injury claims is not difficult. The difficult part of these claims comes when the solicitor must prove what the injured party lost as far as future earnings, the pain and suffering they will have had to endure, special medical costs they will now have, medical supplies they will need, and the possibility of future illness because of the injury. Proving all of these things requires a solicitor that is experienced in spinal injury claims.

How Do Spinal Injuries Occur

There are many different causes of this type of injury. The main things that result in spinal injuries are:

  • Road accidents.
  • Dangerous equipment accidents.
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents. Work related accidents.
  • Medical negligence incidents.

What Compensation is Awarded For Spinal Injury Claims?

The compensation for spinal injury claims varies depending on the severity of the injury. Some of the typical types of compensation that people are offered after this type of injury are:

  • Reimbursement for any out of the pocket expenses, including expenses for travel to medical appointments, hiring nursing care, etc.
  • Loss of wages to date.
  • Loss of future wages.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Medical care cost.
  • Cost of medical equipment now and in the future.
  • Home renovations to make things handicap accessible.
  • Mental and psychological anguish.

Getting Evidence For A Spinal Injury Claim

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury, remember that you need to get a detailed account of the accident from the injured persona as soon as possible. You also need to get the names and contact information of anyone that might have witnessed the accident.

Get the contact information of the person that you believe is responsible for the injury. Save all receipts for care, for the cost of travelling to care, for the cost of daycare to care for small children, for the loss of wages ask your employer for a document showing your loss of income.

Get the medical team that diagnosed the injury to provide you with records showing how they made their diagnosis, and what the prognosis is for that diagnosis. You want to know what treatments are available, and what things the person will likely not be able to do, such as walk, or work, or lift objects, including the lifting of children onto their lap. You want to know what consequences this injury may have for the future of the person, like will they need:

  • Medical treatments.
  • Medical supplies like crutches, canes, wheelchairs, lift chairs, braces.
  • Surgeries they may have to have.
  • Will they have trouble taking care of their basic daily needs like bathing, feeding themselves, etc.

Talk To A Solicitor

Once you have the information you need then you need to talk to a solicitor about the injury and what the future holds in store for the injured person. Even if the person responsible is admitting their responsibility you need a solicitor to help you determine what is a fair settlement and what you should be considering.

When we are first injured we see certain things like the mounting medical bills and we are happy just to get those paid. We do not always have the ability to look into the future and see that we may need a lot more money to cover future expenses. A trained solicitor can see our needs of today and our needs of tomorrow and they can help us to make a request for compensation that will be great enough to cover all of those needs.

A solicitor will usually see you for one time for no charge. This is the consultation visit. If the injured person is in the hospital, or cannot travel because of their injury, many solicitors will come to see them. These courtesy visits are usually free of charge.