How long will my claim take?
It's difficult to give a definite answer because every claim is different and unique to the person injured. We believe that claims should be settled quickly. There's nothing to be gained by dragging a claim out and we’ll always seek to negotiate a fair settlement for you as speedily as possible. It depends whether the person or company you are claiming against admits liability or not and whether they are prepared to be co-operative. If they do accept responsibility and are open to negotiation, a claim won't take long, but where they deny being responsible for your accident or injury additional investigations can take time.
It also depends on how seriously you are injured. Claims for minor injuries can often be settled quickly and easily, usually only needing just a report from a GP. If your claim is for a more serious injury, we need to make sure you will get better and obtain several doctor’s reports dealing with the full extent of your injuries and prospects for a full recovery and the effects of those injuries upon you so we can get you the right amount of compensation.
Usually, we can settle things without going to court, but if the other side is stubborn or unreasonable we may need to take things that far, which mean more paperwork and falling in line with the court timetable. However, our experience is that the threat of taking things to court is enough to force a reasonable offer from the other side .Even if we do go to court this does not automatically mean there will be a hearing and a need for you to attend court. Most claims settle after the issue of court proceedings and before a hearing.
Start by calling us on our 0800 0274765 freephone number or by filling out the simple callback form opposite and a trained personal injury lawyer will call you back at a time to suit you. We'll guide you through the process of making a personal injury claim. No obligation and no initial up-front fees. Just sound, impartial and effective injury claim advice.