If you have been injured in an accident, then the first question you likely have regarding making a claim is if you have one at all.
To this end, you will have an accident claim UK if the accident in which you were injured was not your fault, or you were only partly to blame for it. To be eligible for financial compensation, you must have a level of diminished liability in order for the other side to be under any obligation to pay you compensation.
There is one more factor you need to be aware of, however. In the United Kingdom, claims become time-barred or statue barred after three years under the Limitation Act 1980.
Or in other words, you can only have three years to make a claim. The three year limits starts from either the date your accident happened or from the date your injuries first became clear. This is known as your Date of Limitation or your Date of Knowledge.
So long as you meet these criteria, then you probably have an accident claim UK.
How will my accident claim UK lawyer prove I was not at fault?
Sometimes it can be challenging to ascertain who was liable for an accident, and particularly so in the case of road traffic accidents with no video evidence. The good news is road traffic accident lawyers know their stuff and will have worked many cases similar to your own.
For example, a personal injury lawyer might instruct a crash scene investigator to piece together your accident if there is sufficient evidence for them to investigate after the accident. If there is absolutely no evidence to substantiate – or weaken – your claim, then it will come down to your word against the other party’s.
One would hope that under the circumstances the other party will be honest about their own liability (they usually are), however sadly this is not always the case. If the other side does not admit to their liability, then you may have to settle on a ‘split liability agreement’, in which you would be awarded a percentage of your original settlement demand.
How much compensation could I be awarded for my accident?
The amount of compensation you could be awarded for your accident depends very much on the extent of your injuries, and how your injuries have and will affect your life. Generally speaking, the worse your injuries are, then the more compensation you can expect.
To get a more accurate estimate as to how much your claim is worth, discuss your case with one of our experienced claims advisors today. Call us on 0800 157 1437 to get started.