What do I need to do before I see a solicitor ?
It always helps to take photographs of where the accident occurred or draw a sketch plan. It also helps to get the name and address of the person, company or local authority who you will be suing.
You should also keep details of the date of the accident and what happened so that you do not forget all the details by the time you see your solicitor.
If it is a medical accident you should keep details of your hospital reference number, the doctor who treated you and the date of your operation or treatment.
You can also apply for your medical records and notes by writing to the hospital. There is a small administrative charge of £10.00 for this, plus reasonable photocopying charges.
Questions & Answers
- When can I make a claim?
- Who do I claim against?
- How do I make a claim?
- What do I need to do before I see a solicitor?
- Can I claim for anything else other than my injury or illness?
- Can I get Legal Aid?
- Is there a time limit for making a claim?
- Can I make any other claims apart from a court claim?
- What if I was partly to blame for the accident?
- What are "General Damages"?
- What are "Special Damages"?
- Am I entitled to any interest on the compensation I receive?
- What are "disbursements"?