Being injured in a road traffic accident can be an incredibly traumatizing experience. If you have been injured in such an accident, and you are thinking about making a personal injury claim, then you should seek legal advice as soon as possible.
After receiving legal advice, you should be in a good position to make a decision regarding whether to make a claim or not. And, you should be awarded compensation, if your lawyer builds for you a strong and compelling case for financial compensation.
At this stage, you might also be wondering how you can get the maximum amount of compensation possible. So, here are 3 steps that you can take to ensure you get the best compensation for your accident and the personal injuries you have sustained:
Step 1: Hire a good lawyer to represent you
Firstly, you should hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you in your claim.
The solicitor that you choose should have relevant case experience, and they should work for a reputable law firm. The claims process is designed to account for the fact that you will have a period of recovery from your injuries, so we do not recommend making a claim yourself, since doing so will eat into your recovery, and with respect, since you will not know what you are doing unless you are a lawyer yourself.
Step 2: Provide your lawyer with all the information they need
Your lawyer must establish the facts surrounding your case, to be able to build you a compelling case for compensation. This means that you must provide all the information they need, including any witness details you have, or any evidence. You will also need to sign a consent form, which will grant your solicitor permission to access your medical records and communicate with the other side on your behalf throughout the claims process.
Step 3: Let your lawyer do their job
It is important to remember a previous point we made: The claims process is designed to account for the fact that you will have a period of recovery from your injuries. This means that you are not expected to have any significant role in your claim. In fact, your involvement in the claims process will be next to none, aside from two things: 1) You will be interviewed by your lawyer, and 2) You will attend a medical examination.
Your lawyer might also need to call you during the claims process, to clarify a few of the facts surrounding your claim. But aside from that, your lawyer will manage the entire claims process on your behalf, so that you can concentrate on making a full recovery.