When it comes to making a claim for compensation, why is personal injury law such an important area to have knowledge of? You don’t need to have this knowledge yourself, but it pays to be aware of the claims process and to choose an experienced, specialist personal injury lawyer to handle your claim, rather than a law firm which deals with other areas of the law.
Why personal injury law?
Although most personal injury claims are not complex, there are some specialist tasks involved in making a claim, like drafting a demand letter and working out a settlement, then negotiating with the other side. Knowledge of personal injury law assists lawyers in doing these tasks and makes it more likely that your claim will be successful.
Can’t I just hire a regular lawyer?
So why personal injury law; why can’t you just hire a regular lawyer with, say, experience in family law or conveyancing to handle your claim? Well, firstly, you want your claim to have the best chance of success. Secondly, most injury lawyers offer a 100% no-win, no-fee service, like Accident Advice Helpline. This means that you don’t have to budget for expensive legal fees upfront as there are none to pay – your fees are simply deducted from your settlement if your claim is successful. Thirdly, knowledge of personal injury law means that your lawyer is best placed to negotiate with the party responsible for your accident. They will be able to offer you reliable and accurate advice, advise you if you have a viable claim and talk you through the claims process. Although it is unlikely that your claim will end up in court, if it does, wouldn’t you rather have a professional personal injury lawyer there on your side?
Choosing the right lawyer for your claim
When you consider the many different types of accidents that you could make a claim for – road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls, accidents at work, food poisoning and so on – it’s easy to see why personal injury law may be a little more complex than it first appears. Choosing the right lawyer for your claim isn’t always easy but it’s best to choose a law firm with a team of lawyers. This means that they will have handled a variety of different types of claims. Accident Advice Helpline can match you with the right lawyer with experience handling your type of accident claim.
Get in touch today to find out if you’re eligible
Why not get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today to see if you are eligible to make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim? You have three years from the date of your accident in which to make a claim, so there is no time like the present to call us. You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to get no-obligation advice from our expert advisors, who will be able to tell you if you have a viable claim.
Date Published: October 15, 2017
Author: Rob Steen