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Sue For Negligence?
If you have been involved in an accident - such as a road traffic accident or an accident in the workplace - or have suffered an injury or illness at the hands of the medical profession you may be considering how to go about suing for negligence. This can be a rather daunting prospect, especially if you have not had cause to pursue a claim before, and you are likely to have many questions that you would like answering. This article looks at common reasons people sue for negligence and how long you have to sue for negligence.
People sue for negligence for many, many different reasons. However, these reasons all have something in common, that being that in each case the person suing for negligence has sustained an injury or illness as a result of somebody else's negligent actions or inactions. This could include, for example, somebody who has been injured in a road traffic accident due to another person's negligent driving, a person who has suffered complications to a pre-existing injury due to the negligent actions or inactions of the medical profession, a child who has been injured by broken equipment in a shop or someone who has received negligent dental treatment. All of these reasons, if negligence can be proven, give the victim of the negligence act or omission the right to sue for negligence in attempt to claim compensation for the pain and loss they have experienced.
In personal injury and medical negligence claims the general rule is that a person has three years from the date of the accident in which to sue for negligence. If the claim has not been settled by the third anniversary of the accident, or court proceedings have not been commenced, the claim can no longer be made. In the case of the children who have sustained injury or illness, the three year time limit starts from the date of their 18th birthday. In some medical negligence cases the three year time limit will start from the date upon which the cause of the injury or illness is indentified as being the negligent or omission of the medical profession.
If you think you may have cause to sue for negligence, our 1stClaims solicitors are here to help you. Call us today on 0800 2888 693 for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our expert negligence solicitors.
Can We Help You?
We understand that if you are on our website you may well be confused: confused about the treatment you have received (or lack of it) and confused about your options. This is why we offer you a free, no obligation discussion with one of our medical negligence solicitors. Simply call us on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete our Sue For Negligence enquiry form to be advised of your options.
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- Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
- Costs - your options for funding your claim; and
- An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).
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