Aberdeen Road Traffic Accident Claims Lawyer Julie Clark-Spence on starting your Compensation Claim.
Aberdeen Personal Injury Solicitor Julie Clark-Spence, a Partner in Balfour and Manson Solicitors, Scotland explains road traffic accident claims and what is involved in doing so.
Julie Clark-Spence: So we're heading back into winter months, which means dark nights and adverse weather conditions. There is an increased risk during the winter months of road traffic accidents happening. And if you have been injured in an accident, you might have lots of questions about what to do. You might be worried about your injuries and your finances, and our team of solicitors are here to help and support you with all of the questions that you may have about how to make a claim.
I thought it would be really helpful to share some of the steps that you might want to think about if you are thinking about making a claim. In terms of the do****ents that you might require to to have your first meeting with your personal injury lawyer, it'd be really helpful to have details of the accident. So the date, which I've already said, it's really important that we know that. The details of the other driver, details of any witnesses that have, that were witnesses to the accident. Car registration details for your car vehicle and the driver,the other third party driver and insurance details as well.
So as much information as you possibly can. Photographs anything that you can think of that do****ents the accident really, photos, videos, smartphones nowadays are so helpful in being able to understand how things have happened.
Sometimes injuries can take a few days to come on. And some injuries are psychological injuries, as well as physical injuries.
If you have been injured in the accident, it's really important that you seek medical attention, go and see your GP, phone NHS 24, or if it's more serious then go to the hospital.
There are strict time limits that apply in terms of making a claim in Scotland. A road traffic accident, generally you have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. Other time limits might apply if your accident happened abroad, for example.
So it's really important that you seek advice at the earliest possible opportunity to make sure that you get proper advice about the time limits that apply in your own case. It's also really important to see a solicitor as early as possible so that evidence can be saved and do****ented properly before evidenced is lost.
So we do understand seeing a solicitor at any time is really scary and we will do our absolute best to put you at ease. Our friendly team of solicitors are here to help you and support you every step of the way.
Call Julie and her team on tel: 01224 49 80 80
Julie`s contact details:https://www.balfour-manson.co.....uk/our-people/julie-
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