When you start your search for Broxtowe accident claim solicitors there is a good chance that you may have plenty of preconceptions about personal injury law and what it entails. However, the chances are that many of those may be wrong. In this article, therefore, we’re going to indulge in a little bit of myth busting so you can get a better idea of what making a claim actually involves.
Finding Broxtowe accident claim solicitors
The first myth is that you can actually find your own solicitor. When you’re injured in an accident your insurance company might tell you that they can assign an appropriate lawyer to your case. This sounds like a pretty easy way to go about things from your point of view, but it’s probably not the best course of action.
Your insurance company will have formed a relationship with a personal injury law firm based on commission. They will be paid for every one of their customers that they send their way. So your insurance company – as ever – is not working with your best interests at heart, but their own. You will lose control over how your claim is made and you may not even know who is making the claim on your behalf.
I’ll have to go to court
This is a source of much stress and dread for people. Nobody likes the idea of going to court, but the good news is that in most cases you will not need to go. That’s because the majority of cases we deal with at Accident Advice Helpline are settled outside of court. The other side may well have worked out that they are not going to win their case, in which case they will look at ways of getting out of this with the minimum impact on their bank balance. If so they will offer you a settlement offer in the hope that you’ll accept it and move on.
I won’t have to pay
Unfortunately, this is no longer true. It used to be the case that lawyers could collect their success fees from the other side, but this no longer happens. Now their clients have to pay success fees which means you will have to pay your own bills.
However, if you work with a firm who offers no win no fee, you will have the benefit of knowing that if things go wrong then you will not have to pay anything at all – your law firm will take the costs on. At Accident Advice Helpline, we work with Broxtowe accident claim solicitors who work on a no win no fee basis which obviously reduces the risks when you make a claim for compensation.
So if you’re looking for help finding Broxtowe accident claim solicitors, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 5th October 2014
Author: David Brown