Do I have a case? No doubt this is the first question you’ve been asking yourself since the accident or incident. While you may have heard numerous stories and anecdotes, the only way of truly knowing if you have a case is to get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Gary Matthews Solicitors, personal injury claims and accidents is our area of expertise and we have focused exclusively on this area for over 20 years. It’s our job to tell you clearly and honestly if you have a case and whether or not it is something worth pursuing.
If, as a result of the negligent act of omission of another party, you suffer injury loss, damage or expense, you may be entitled to compensation from that party or more usually their insurers. It can be hard to determine yourself what constitutes ‘loss’ or ‘injury’ and these are terms that we will both explain to you and discuss with you in full. It is at this preliminary meeting that we will start to see a clear picture emerging. In many cases, it’s clear from the first day that someone has suffered as described earlier and that they will succeed in being fully compensated. The obvious example is car accident compensation. In other cases, the courts could apportion liability. In other words, they rule in favour of the plaintiff but they may make a deduction from the overall award based on ‘contributory negligence’. This means that even though someone may have been ‘wronged’, they may have contributed slightly to the situation by behaving in a negligent manner.
Transport is just one example. You may have had an accident at work, out shopping or in any daily situation where the actions of another party had a detrimental effect on some aspect of your life, whether at the time or at a later date. Many people we speak to feel that they were at fault initially and delayed in bringing their claim or indeed never brought their claim to light. It can be hard to establish for yourself the complex legal boundaries of ‘responsibility’ and ‘carelessness’. At Gary Matthews Solicitors, our approach is simple.
In a world of rumour and speculation, we establish as soon as possible where you stand and whether or not we can help you. Before accepting your instructions, we will have discussed your case with you and will have advised you of the strengths and weaknesses (if any) of your case. If you’re reading this and still thinking to yourself ‘perhaps I do have a case after all’, just get in touch and we’ll answer all your queries;
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