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If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you might be considering whether you are eligible to claim for compensation. Claiming compensation isn’t as difficult as you might think. In fact it is rather easy. One of the first things you should do is speak to a solicitor who specialises in accident cases. You want a solicitor who has the knowledge and experience in dealing with cases such as yours. This will give you some reassurance that you will get the right outcome.
Discuss your options with your solicitor. They will know the best way to proceed. In addition, it would be worthwhile finding out the cost implications of pursuing a case for compensation. Most solicitors who deal with accident cases work on a no win no fee basis, however not all do. Don’t be afraid to ask, it could save you a considerable amount of money in the long run. Solicitors who work on a no win no fee basis won’t be paid a penny unless they win your case for compensation. If you are not successful with your case for compensation, you will not have to pay for their services, however, if you do win, sometimes the costs are covered from the other side, or you will have to use some of your compensation money to pay for your solicitor.
A reputable solicitor won’t be able to tell you how much money you will receive but they will be able to tell you whether or not you have a good case. The amount of compensation you receive will depend largely on how bad your injuries are. Some people suffer only minor cases of whiplash, whereas others endure broken bones, head traumas and other more serious medical problems. All of these things will be accounted for when it comes to deciding how much compensation you will get after your car accident. The compensation covers medical expenses, loss of income, punitive damages. It will also cover your legal fees.
There is no point pursuing a case that does not have a good chance of winning. Going through the processes involved in claiming for compensation can be very stressful and unless you have a good chance at getting a result, it can sometimes not be worthwhile. Your solicitor will discuss this with you and they will also generally only take the job on unless there is a fair chance at success.