Identifying the best accident solicitor in St Andrews can be challenging. However, this simple guide will tell you everything you should be looking for in a lawyer.
A rather basic thing that we should all expect to find with anyone is honesty. We expect people to maintain a basic level of honesty and integrity in their financial dealings with us. However, there are some unscrupulous people out there.
Things to look out for are people with a poor track record, shaky qualifications and those who over charge with hidden fees. Some will charge for consultation and encourage you to make a claim knowing full well that you stand little chance of winning. What do they care – they get paid either way.
Delving into the background goes a lot further than just seeking out someone with a law degree. What you want is someone who has worked with the type of injuries you’ve suffered.
Why is this important? Well, personal injury law is a pretty complicated beast. Some injuries are treated a little differently, and while the basic aspects of personal injury law apply they will present different challenges and compensation will be judged slightly differently.
Choosing a lawyer who has worked in your field is a good way to maximise the benefit you get from them. They will offer better advice and will be more likely to win the maximum amount of compensation for you.
Different lawyers charge different amounts. Some reduce risk by loading price towards the end of the process and only charging when the client wins the case. This is attractive, as it means there is no risk to your finances. It’s a shot to nothing, if you like – if you lose the case, you walk away clean.
However, you may have to pay a portion of the compensation fee in order to pay the lawyer at the end. On the bright side it does lock your lawyer’s interests in line with your own: if you don’t win, neither do they. This feeds into the determination with which they will pursue any claim and the effectiveness of any advice they offer earlier in proceedings.
Finding the best accident solicitor in St Andrews
So, how do you take all this and apply it in the practical world? Well, the first step is to get advice, and you can do this with the service we offer at Accident Advice Helpline.
The next is to find the best accident solicitor in St Andrews, and we can offer that service also. All you need to do is give our team a call and we’ll find someone who meets your requirements. Best of all, any injury solicitor in St Andrew we provide to you will offer a no win no fee service – that’s one of the conditions of working for us.
So, to find an injury solicitor, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: David Brown