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Making a Personal Injury claim: your frequently asked questions

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Making a personal injury claim: your frequently asked questions

Accidents involving a vehicle

1. What should I do if I’ve been injured in a crash?

2. How do I know if I’ve got a valid Personal Injury claim?

3. How does your No Win, No Fee guarantee work?

4. How much will I have to pay you if you win my case?

6. How much compensation am I likely to receive after my road traffic accident?

7. How long will it take to make my claim?

8. How soon after an accident should I contact a Personal Injury solicitor to seek compensation?

9. Will a solicitor be dealing with my claim?

10. Will I have to go to court to receive my compensation?

11. Do I have to have any kind of medical assessment?

12. How far will I have to travel for my medical assessment?

13. What is whiplash?

14. Can I still apply for compensation if my accident didn't happen in England or Wales?

15. How is my claim processed?

16. I wasn't wearing my seatbelt at the time of the accident - can I still claim?

17. The driver of the vehicle that hit me wasn't insured - can I still claim?

18. The vehicle that hit me drove away from the scene and the police can’t identify them - can I still claim?

20. I was walking at night without wearing reflective clothing, and was hit by a car on a dark road - can I still claim?

21. I didn’t look before I crossed the road and got run over - can I still claim?

22. I was a passenger in a car and I knew the driver had been drinking and/or had taken illegal drugs - can I still claim?

23. I was a passenger in a car being driven by a friend or family member, and the accident we had was their fault - can I claim for my injuries?

24. What is an interim payment?

25. What does limitation mean?

26. What if the accident was partly my fault - can I still claim?

27. What if I want to stop my claim at any time?

Motorbike Accidents

1. What should I do if I’ve had an accident on my bike?

2. How do I know if I’ve got a valid Personal Injury claim?

3. How does your No Win, No Fee service work?

4. How much compensation am I entitled to?

5. How long will it take to make my claim?

6. Will a solicitor be handling my case?

7. Will my case go to court?

8. I saw my doctor - what do I need a medical assessment for?

9. Will I have to travel a long way for my medical assessment?

10. What if the bike accident was partly my fault - can I still claim?

11. The driver says the accident was my fault but I don’t believe it was - can you help?

12. The accident was down to the road conditions. Can I still claim?

13. I was riding pillion at the time. Can I still claim?

14. The other driver wasn’t insured. Can I still claim?

15. I wasn't wearing my leathers/helmet/boots at the time of the accident. Can I still claim?

16. The other vehicle drove away and the police haven’t been able to identify them - can I still claim?

18. There are a few ‘bikers only’ Personal Injury solicitors out there - why should I choose you?

19. My bike accident didn't happen in England or Wales - can you still help me pursue compensation?

Serious Injury

1. How do I know if I can claim for my injury?

2. Will it cost me anything to claim?

3. How much compensation could I be entitled to?

4. Will you visit me at home?

5. How long will it take to make my claim?

6. Who will be handling my case?

7. Can you provide me with rehabilitation and treatment?

8. We’re really struggling for money because of the accident - can you help?

9. My family are having to provide a lot of care. Can they seek compensation too?

10. Will I have to appear in court?

11. I was a passenger in a car and I knew the driver had been drinking - can I still claim?

12. My road accident happened because of the road surface. Can I still claim?

13. What if the other person isn’t insured? What if the vehicle is stolen or untraced?

14. The accident didn't happen in England or Wales - can you I still claim compensation?