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Will I win?
This is perhaps the first and most commonly asked question. Whilst it is rarely possible to give a definitive and immediate yes or no, we will always give you advice on the chances of your claim succeeding and will, wherever possible, seek to put that into percentage terms for you. Generally, however, if you have been involved in a car accident that was somebody’s else fault, the accident caused you injury and the accident occurred within the last three years (or you are under 18 years of age) then we would expect to recover compensation for you.
How long will it take?
This depends on a number of different factors. These include whether liability is admitted or denied, what further investigation is required and the nature and extent of your injuries. Even if the other party admits they have caused the accident and caused you injury, until we know the true nature and extent of your injury we cannot advise you properly as to how much compensation you should receive. We will always seek independent medical advice to tell us about your injury, the recovery you should expect to make and how the injury will affect you in the future.
How much will I recover?
This depends on not only the nature and extent of the injury, but what financial losses the accident has caused you to incur, and which you can expect to incur in the future. It is possible that you may have legal expense insurance as part of a motor or household insurance policy. If so, this will meet legal fees for you.
If you don’t have legal expense insurance then your claim will be funded under a Conditional Fee Agreement (also known as a No Win No Fee Agreement). On this basis, if your claim is unsuccessful, we will agree to waive our fees. We will also obtain specialist legal expense insurance for you to ensure that you do not have to meet the Defendant’s costs if your claim is unsuccessful.
What do I have to do?
Contact us as soon as possible to enable us to gather the evidence to support your claim immediately. We would urge you to keep all relevant documentation, photographs and information that you have available to you, even if it is as small as a receipt for the purchase of painkillers.