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Personal Injury

Personal injury and accident claim solicitors

If you’ve been in an accident and been injured, you may have a Personal Injury and Accident Claim

Every year thousands of people suffer injury as a result of someone’s fault, but the process can be very complex and daunting, requiring expert evidence and sometimes tough negotiations with insurers. As well as the trauma of the injury, there may be financial worries about having to take time off work.

Our Personal Injury Solicitors provide advice and assistance to clients who have suffered a personal injury. John Searby is an accredited senior litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Samantha Dawkins is a member of APIL.

There are many situations where you may have been injured through someone else’s fault:

  • You may have been in a road traffic collision, whether driving or as a pedestrian
  • You may have been injured whilst at work
  • You may have slipped on something spilled on the floor of a supermarket or tripped on an uneven paving stone
  • You may have been assaulted by someone (you may be able to claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority)

If you have suffered injury (for example, a severe neck strain or ‘whiplash’, or a broken limb), it is essential to have a medical report.  This will show how severe your injury is, how long it will take to get better and what treatment is recommended. This will allow us to assess how much compensation you are entitled to for the pain and suffering of your injury and to calculate how much you need to claim for other expenses and losses such as loss of earnings, treatment costs and family’s costs in looking after you.

Our specialist personal injury team will ensure that you are given the correct advice on your claim. We will approach your case professionally and sympathetically. We believe that meeting you face-to-face is important and if you are not able to come to the office, we can arrange a home visit. We also know that cost can add to the client’s anxiety: which is why we offer an initial free consultation to advise you on the merits of your case and help you understand your options.

You need to be aware that there are time limits for bringing personal injury claims. Although the vast majority of these cases are resolved without having to take them to court, any court proceedings must be commenced within three years of the date of the accident (or two years if bringing a criminal injury compensation claim) – failing which the claim may not be able to proceed any further.  It is therefore important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

If our personal injury solicitors believe that you have a reasonably strong case, we can act for you under a ‘conditional fee agreement’, which means that if your claim is not successful, you would not have to pay our costs. We can advise you in more detail about how your claim would be funded at the no-obligation free first meeting.

John Searby, a solicitor of great experience, who is a senior litigator accredited with APIL, deals with personal injury and accident claim cases and can be contacted on 01273 662750 or email jsearby@edward-harte.co.uk or click here.