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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Questions to ask your solicitor


    If you are looking for legal representation it is important to know what you are getting. You need to be sure that the people representing you have your best interests at heart and that they have the necessary experience in order to give you the best possible chance of a positive result. With the right questions to ask your solicitor you can maximise your chances of finding someone best suited to representing you.

    How long have you been a solicitor?

    Experience counts. Not only do you want someone who is experienced in terms of the amount of time they have spent representing clients but also whether or not they specialise in the area you need them to handle.

    Ideally you want someone who is well versed in medical law in a medical case, a product liability expert to deal with a defective product, and so on.

    What are the possible outcomes?

    Anyone who offers legal advice ought to be clear about the possible outcomes. They should not guarantee a positive result.

    However if they look at the evidence they should be able to analyse the situation and give you a realistic idea of whether you can get a positive outcome and, if so, how much compensation you could be entitled to.

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    How long will it take?

    You do not necessarily want a compensation claim to be sorted out quickly. If it is settled too soon then there is the chance that you could get less compensation than you would do if a legal representative pushes for more compensation.

    How often will you be in contact?

    Ideally you want a solicitor who will keep in touch as much as possible. They ought to tell you about the progress of the case and any details you need to be aware of. A good indicator of this is how quickly they reply to you after an initial contact.

    How much will your services cost?

    A solicitor ought to clearly indicate how much their services cost. If they are hesitant or you are not clear on what they will charge for then you ought to consider looking elsewhere.

    Why you should contact Accident Advice Helpline

    If you have any questions about seeking a compensation claim and want to know more about seeking legal advice it is worth contacting Accident Advice Helpline.

    With more than 13 years of experience we can discuss a case with you and give you relevant advice that will help you decide whether or not to pursue a claim.

    If you decide you do, we have the representatives to give you the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve.

    Accident Advice Helpline is available 24 hours a day so there is always someone there to discuss the details of a claim with you. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!

    Date Published: October 21, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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