If I am claiming for an incident that took place in Dover do I need a local lawyer?
While Dover is a lovely place to live, work and visit it isn’t known as a hub of legal representation. If you have been involved in an incident at work, on the road or as part of your daily life that someone else is responsible for you may be able to make a claim for compensation, and you will need expert legal help in Dover to get the outcome you deserve.
And wouldn’t a local firm be able to give me expert legal help in Dover?
Given the choice between someone who might be able to help you, and a specialist law firm that has over ten years of experience in personal injury compensation claims it’s probably better to work with an expert, who can talk you through the claims process and what you are entitled to.
But I live in Dover, surely a locally based firm is easier to get to?
Personal injury claims mean you don’t actually have to be in the room with your lawyer. In fact you can speak to the advisors at Accident Advice Helpline by calling the Freephone advice line available 24/7 and they will talk you through how it all works.
Many compensation claims can be processed by telephone and in most cases you won’t even need to go to court, so it doesn’t matter if you don’t select a locally based lawyer. A specialist national firm is probably better suited.
That sounds great, so I don’t need a local lawyer at all?
Not if you’re happy to talk your situation through with a lawyer over the phone – and to send documents about your case via email or through the post.
In fact, if you’ve been injured, had to take time off work, and are facing financial hardships as a result of your incident, which are all factors you can claim for, it’s probably far easier to deal with a national, specialist company over the phone rather than trying to get into the offices of a lawyer in Dover.
For an idea of whether you can claim, and the amount of compensation you may be owed, take a look at our 30-second test, the Compensation Calculator on our website. Consumer champion Esther Rantzen backs Accident Advice Helpline for their professional and experienced service.
Call 0800 689 0500 if you’re ringing from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re ringing from a mobile to speak with an advisor and find out more. Alternatively, take our popular 30-second test online. Expert legal help in Dover is ready and waiting!
Date Published: 18th April 2014
Author: David Brown