When you make a claim for compensation for a personal injury, your claims handling lawyers will inform you on what they need from you to process your claim.
The basic information your lawyers will need from you to build your case will include all of the following listed below. For a better idea as to what information your lawyer needs from you, you should ask your lawyer, because all personal injury claims are different.
Detailed statement of events
Your statement of events is a vital piece of claims evidence. It will clearly explain the events leading up to, during and after your accident.
You will provide your statement during your interview which will be conducted either in person or over the telephone by your lawyer. It will describe how your accident happened in as much detail as possible. It is advisable that you write down how your accident happened and sleep on it before going back to it. Sometimes, the events leading up to an accident can be difficult to recollect, in which case you should take your time with your statement.
In order to build you a strong case for compensation, your claims handling lawyers will need to access the medical records relevant to your claim.
The only way your claims handling lawyers can do this is with your consent, so you will need to sign a consent form, granting your lawyer access. This will be signed with your solicitor during your interview, or it may be posted out to you.
Evidence for your accident
If you have evidence that could support your claim, you must provide this to your solicitor as soon as possible. For example, if you were injured in a road traffic accident and you had a dashboard camera that recorded these events, you need to provide this to your lawyer. Or if you had a passenger at the time, you could take a witness statement from them.
The same rings true even if the evidence may weaken your claim. Withholding evidence could be considered fraudulent, if that evidence puts your claim in a negative light, and if it is found that you have withheld evidence, this may damage your accident claim.
Discuss your case with claims handling lawyers today
If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, then you may eligible for compensation. To find out if you are eligible for compensation, or to find out more about the accident claims process in general, call our free and no obligation claims helpline today on 0800 157 1437 and speak with one of our experienced accident claims advisors.