Who can claim?
- Victims of Hit and Run accidents
- Those injured by an uninsured or untraced driver (Motor Insurers’ Bureau Claim)
What do I need to prove?
That the accident was caused by the fault of another
That your injury was caused by the accident
Exactly what injury you did suffer and how long it will take to resolve
Any additional costs and losses such as loss of earnings, care, equipment etc
How do I go about choosing a Solicitor?
What are the options?
- Legal Expenses Insurance
- Panel Solicitor
- Own choice of solicitor (and if necessary obtain insurance to cover the risk of losing your claim)
- Legal Expenses Insurance (Before The Event “BTE” insurance)
It is sensible to engage a solicitor who specialises in your type of claim and, if you have had a serious injury as a result, to ensure that the solicitor has experience of dealing with that particular type of injury (for instance, brain or spinal injury). You may be invited to use a solicitor appointed by your own insurance company. Things you may want to check are:
- The qualification and experience of the person dealing with your claim on a day to day basis, for instance whether they are a qualified solicitor;
- What the level of legal expenses cover is.
Own Choice of Solicitor
Even if you have Legal Expenses Insurance, you still have the right to choose an independent solicitor. Most solicitors will accept personal injury claims on a “No-Win, No-Fee” arrangement (also known as Conditional Fee Agreement);
You can obtain what is known as After the Event (ATE) Insurance to cover the risk that you may lose your claim.
MILLGATE WOODBRIDGE SOLICITORS WILL HELP YOU TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU. YOU CAN CALL US FOR A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION ON 01525 864820