Following an accident, it is important that you receive high quality, relevant legal advice. The best way to get such advice is by contacting a law firm, or by calling an accident helpline.
The latter has become more popular over the last few years due to the speed and efficiency that people can get access to legal advice.
How can an accident claims helpline assist me?
An accident claims helpline is a fast and easy way to get claims advice following a personal injury. If you have been injured through no fault of your own, calling a claims helpline is one of the best ways to get informed about your legal rights.
Making the most of your phone call
To help the claims advisor you speak with provide you with the most relevant advice and information possible, we recommend having the following information to hand:
- A write up detailing how your accident happened;
- The exact date your accident happened or an approximate date;
- Details about any evidence you have.
With this information, a claims advisor will be able to help you establish the following:
- Whether you are eligible for compensation;
- How much compensation you may be able to claim;
- How strong your claim likely is;
- Who your claim will probably be against;
- What you need to do next to proceed with your claim.
As previously mentioned, all this information will be provided to you without any obligation however if you do call a helpline operated by a law firm such as you will be able to take your claim forward with them quickly and easily.
The claims process
When it comes to choosing an accident claim company, you should choose a law firm that has a good overall reputation and preferably a law firm that has been operating for several years. This way, you will have access to a wide range of first-class lawyers and you will have the utmost confidence that your claim will be processed effectively.
The claims process itself will involve you very little. You will be interviewed by your solicitor and you will attend a medical examination. Aside for these things, you will be able to focus on your recovery and get back to your everyday life. If your lawyer does need anything else from you, it will likely simply be to verify some facts. From start to finish, many accident claims can be processed in as little as 6-8 weeks by a reputable law firm however some will take considerably longer. The more complex your case is, then the longer it will take to reach a conclusion. Rest assured however that your solicitor will keep you properly updated.