You may have a few niggling questions you’d like answering surround the claims process prior to instructing us. Below are a few of our most frequently asked questions surrounding making a claim:
How Long Will My Case Take?
Cases vary by their own circumstances, so the length of time it will take varies from case to case. Once court proceedings have been issues, both parties will be provided with a court timetable which stipulates when certain actions have to be completed by.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
Once legal proceedings have been issued, there is nothing to stop either party from agreeing a settlement before having to attend court. At CLS we deal with your claim in a way that is most convenient to you, and when it comes to Personal Injury claims it is very rare for one to proceed to court. However if there is a dispute regarding who was at fault or you fail to reach a settlement you will have to attend court to give evidence in support of your claim.
What Is Civil Litigation?
Civil Litigation is the process whereby one can bring a claim under the court procedure. The term ‘litigation’ is essentially an act of bringing a lawsuit to a court hearing.
When Will I Receive My Compensation?
Unfortunately there is no set time in which your case can potentially conclude – some last a month, whereas more complex cases can take several years. Be that as it may, the normal period from instructing us is 6-9 months but again this depends on the individual circumstances of your case. The majority of this time will be spent writing and replying to correspondence around the facts and figures of your case and we ensure this is completed in a timely manner.
What Is An Interim Payment?
An Interim Payment is an amount paid to you in partial settlement of your claim – receiving this doesn’t mean your claim has been fully settled and the third party will still deal with any outstanding parts of your claim.
How Much Compensation Will I Get?
Without knowing the facts or circumstances regarding your accident and injury it is impossible to say – each compensation claim is dealt with on its own merits. This is why we offer a free initial consultation.
Will I Need To Visit A Doctor?
Though it isn’t essential, having a medical record is helpful towards pursuing your claim and with this in mind there needs to be some form of medical evidence regarding the injuries you sustained as a result of your accident. Depending on this, when we take on your case we may arrange for you to visit a medical expert to further assess your injuries.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
Under current laws, you have three years from the date of the accident to initiate a claim. Be that as it may, there are certain exceptions to the rule – where a child has been involved in an accident, the period for claim will run three years from their 18th birthday.
Why Should I Claim With Concept Law Solicitors?
Concept Law Solicitors have a firm-wide belief that the most important aspect of a claim is you, the client. We pride ourselves on providing you with excellent client care and the belief that your claim is being dealt with professionally and efficiently by one of East Lancashire’s most successful legal firms. Our staff are well trained professionals who excel in personal injury claims, meaning you’re in safe hands every step of the way.