How Accident Helplines Are Effective In Processing Accidents Claims
If you have been injured in an accident, then you should consider seeking legal advice, to find out if you are eligible for compensation. The fastest and easiest way to do this, is to call an accident advice helpline and speak with an experienced claims advisor.
When you call a helpline for accident claim, you can get answers to the wide range of claims-related questions you likely have. You could find out if you are eligible for compensation, how much compensation you could claim, and whether you have a strong case. You can also discuss your accident in the length and at the end of your call, you should be much better informed about your legal rights and how to proceed.
However, providing claims advice is not the only thing helplines are good for. Helplines can also process your claim for you, should you wish to take your claim further.
Processing your claim
If the helpline that you call is operated by a law firm, then you will be able to take your claim further with them should you wish to do so. After speaking with your claims advisor, you will be able to request to speak to a personal injury solicitor at a time that is convenient for you. A solicitor will be able to further advise you on your rights, and they will be able to help you make your claim. Many personal injury claims can be processed over the telephone too, so you may be able to bring your claim forward without having to visit a law form at all.
If you would rather your claim be processed over the phone than in person, then accident helplines are a great means to have this happen.
Building you a strong case
To build you a strong case for compensation, your solicitor will need to establish the facts surrounding your case, such as when your accident happened and how your accident happened. You will also have to attend a medical examination, so that the extent of your injuries can be established. Many claims can be processed in as little as 8-12 weeks, so long as they are ‘clear-cut’, or in other words, so long as the evidence available proves beyond all reasonable doubt that the other side is liable for your accident.
However, some cases can take several months to process, depending on how complex they are. Timeframes for claim completion also depend on the efficiency of the other side, since they will have their own investigative processes that need to be followed. Because of this, you should remain realistic throughout the claims process, although your lawyer should be offering updates as and when they come in, to keep you satisfied.