It's sad to see people injured irrevocably because of other people's negligence. You have three years to kick up a fuss about this mistreatment, but the sooner you find legal help, the better. Always go straight to a medical professional if you experience an accident that wasn't your fault.

You may think your injuries are minor, but more often than not, damage to your body worsens with time. If you don't seek immediate medical assistance and this happens, you could be accused of exacerbating your injuries. It's also useful to receive a medical report of your health, when it's at its worst.

Do You Need A Solicitor?
You are within your rights to represent yourself in court, but it's not advisable. Personal injury law is capricious and occasionally lawyers struggle to keep on top of the procedures. You'll probably be dealing with an affluent company with more resources and legal expertise than you. They've been around the block a few times, these insurance companies.

To sufficiently defend yourself, you must hire a legal advisor who can strongly argue your case. This is necessary for getting all the compensation you deserve.

How Much Compensation Will You Get?
There are so many factors that contribute to compensation pay-outs. Even your lawyer won't be able to predict reliably how much you'll achieve in court. Needless to say, the severity of your injuries will play a large role in the sum of your damages, as well as the speed of your recovery.

The financial losses you've experienced will also, hopefully, be recovered. You'll have suffered pain and potential trauma from your accident – the impact this will have on your life comes with a price tag also. How much? It's up to the judge to decide.

Will You Need To Go To Court?
You may be happy to hear that 90% of cases are settled outside of court. This is mutually beneficial for both parties, if the defendant has admitted liability. Your solicitor can enter into negotiations with the opponent to get you the compensation that you deserve. Sometimes, companies don't want the bad reputation or the hassle.

If you can settle things outside of court, it comes highly recommended. Not only do you duck court fees, but the process will be less drawn out, leaving you with your compensation and rest to enjoy.

Collecting Evidence
Your case is only as strong as the evidence you have to support it. Build up your claim by taking pictures of the scene where you experience the accident – particularly pay attention to areas which led to your injury and point out the defendant's negligence. Talk to witnesses and record their details, so you can use them to provide evidence in court.

Record, in detail, the events of the incident while they're fresh in your mind – it's amazing what the brain forgets. You can then refer back to this document when it comes to presenting your case.

Provided on behalf of Jigsaw Law, Ellesmere Port solicitors based in Cheshire http://www.jigsawlaw.co.uk. They provide a holistic service to claimants, ensuring rehabilitation and financial welfare for a successful resolution.