Is it better to find an attorney for car accident claims or go to a big law firm?
If you have been involved in an accident, the first thing you may choose to do is seek out advice from a professional about whether or not you are entitled to compensation. Car accidents are all too common in the UK and the market for personal injury lawyers is vast. A decision has to be made, however, between hiring a large law firm or an attorney for a car accident claim.
Law firm or attorney for car accident claims?
The first thing to do is weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of going directly to an individual attorney for car accident claims over going to a specialist personal injury firm. Indeed, there could be any number of reasons why you would want to go straight to an attorney: you may know the solicitor or barrister already, or you may have been given a recommendation by a family member or friend. It is important to bear in mind, however, that going directly to an attorney can be costly. Unlike specialist personal injury law firms like Accident Advice Helpline, if you go to an individual attorney for your car accident advice, you may end up paying upfront fees before the claim has even started. In addition to that, you are likely to lose a significant percentage of your compensation if successful as it costs much more for an individual attorney to operate than it does for specialist lawyers within a personal injury firm.
Where can I find advice?
If you do decide to go for an individual, remember that you will need to check out their credentials and ensure that they are compliant with all Solicitor’s Regulation Authority guidelines. This can take a long time. If you wish to process your claim without upfront fees and without delay, it might be better to use a larger law firm that has been accredited. Accident Advice Helpline is one of these law firms and holds accreditation from Lexcel as well as the Personal Injury Panel of the Law Society of England and Wales. You can conveniently work out how much you may be entitled to by using our online 30-second test or get expert advice by telephoning our friendly advice helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
All of our expert personal injury lawyers work for their clients on a no-win, no-fee promise so your finances won’t be compromised by making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 30th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell