At MAD Law, we understand that you may find yourself in a situation where you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault. It is not uncommon that when this happens to people, they are unsure of what to do or who to turn to for advice. The team at MAD Law routinely help people in precisely this kind of situation.

If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was clearly someone else’s fault, speak to our team of expert solicitors and find out about making a personal injury claim. If successful, you may be entitled to a payment of compensation for your injuries and any other loss you have suffered. Please contact us to find out how we could help you.

What is a personal injury claim?

The law has developed to make sure that when someone causes needless injury or loss to another person, they have a responsibility to compensate the person they have injured. This means that if you have been injured in an accident that you did not contribute to in any way, you can hold the person or organisation responsible by making a personal injury claim.

Importantly, personal injury claims are subject to strict time limits - the law does not grant an injured person an eternal right to make a claim for their injury. In Scotland, most personal injury claims must be made within three years of becoming aware of an injury.

What kind of injury can I pursue legal action for?

Personal injury rules cover a variety of different kinds of accident, including:

Accidents while on the road – road users are obliged by UK law to be aware of other road users. This means that they must not do anything or fail to do something that could result in another road user being injured. If they fail to observe this responsibility and you suffer an injury as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.

Injuries while using public transport – when using public transport, you are entitled to expect that you will not be put in harm’s way. This requires bus, train and taxi drivers to observe the rules that apply to them and not speed, drive in a reckless manner or do anything else that might cause you injury. If a failure to observe these rules causes you to suffer an injury, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.

Injuries while using a public space – as a member of the public, you have the right to expect that public spaces, including roads and pavements, will be maintained and kept in good condition. It is the responsibility of local councils and authorities to protect members of the public from the risk of an accident on an uneven surface, or unstable area. If you slip on the pavement or are hurt because of an uneven path, your local council may be responsible for your injury.

If you have suffered any of the injuries mentioned above, you are likely to be entitled to raise a personal injury action in the Scottish courts. The team at MAD Law will be able to help you to do this.

How can the team at MAD law help?

The law that applies to personal injury is particularly complicated, and governed by strict time limits. The difference between a compensation claim failing or succeeding often depends on swift action by experienced lawyers that are able to build a strong case and navigate the different procedures and evidential requirements involved in personal injury claims.

You can rest assured that the team at MAD Law will work with you to pursue your personal injury claim: we will walk you through what the process involves and tell you precisely what we will need from you in order to pursue your claim. Our personal injury lawyers are among the most dynamic and resourceful of the Scottish legal profession, giving you access to a legal team that has the knowledge and experience to best represent your interests.

How do I make a personal injury claim?

The first, and arguably most important, step in any personal injury claim is the need to gather supporting evidence. We will need you to be able to provide us with information about your accident and injury, such as:

  • Details on what actually happened to cause your injury;
  • Whether any witnesses saw you being injured;
  • Whether there are any medical reports or records of your injury; and,
  • An account of how your injury has had an impact on you, such as whether you’ve had to take time off work.

The team of personal injury lawyers at MAD Law will need this information in order to build a strong case for you. In claims for personal injury, you must be able to demonstrate that you suffered your injury because someone else did something that they shouldn’t have done. In essence, we need to be able to discern whether you have suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence.

Our Specialist Team of Personal Injury Solicitors Kilmarnock, Irvine and Glasgow

The solicitors at MAD Law operate throughout Ayrshire, offering a range of services that is unmatched by our competitors. No matter where you are based, if you believe that you have suffered a personal injury, we can help you. We take pride in offering you access to professional, personable advisors that are based in your local area, giving you piece of mind that should you need to speak to us, we will be available to you.

Our solicitors also take pride in providing an efficient service. When you contact us, we will arrange to take detailed information on your injury, and will then advise you on the merit of your claim. We believe that every situation is different, and will take the time necessary to determine the strength of your case and the level of compensation that you might be able to expect, in the event that your claim is successful.

Contact our Personal Injury Lawyers Ayr, Troon, Kilmarnock, Irvine and Glasgow

You will also be involved at all stages of the process: our team will be in regular contact regarding the progress of your claim, and will only take action that you have consented to. Furthermore, should your claim require any negotiation in court, our team will be able to use their expert advocacy skills to best represent your interests. Our team included former solicitor advocates, who have experience of arguing complex cases across the Scottish court system. The service that we offer to you is both affordable and comprehensive. If you want to find out more about making a personal injury claim, please contact the team at MAD Law.

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