It’s an old adage of war commanders that you should never enter into a battle unless you think you can win. And that idea transfers to making a personal injury claim. Before you go looking for an expert solicitor in Heathfield you should stop and think and make sure you have a realistic chance of winning.
Before you contact anyone, do you own quick assessment. Weigh up your situation against the following criteria:
- Was the accident your fault?
- Was it therefore someone else’s fault?
- Did it happen within the last three years?
- Has your injury affected your life?
And lastly – can you prove it? This is perhaps the most important thing to remember. Because you’re the one making a claim you’ll have to prove your case to the full satisfaction of the court. That means getting the facts straight and making sure they back up your version of events.
However, what you really need is a second opinion and if that comes from someone who knows a great deal about personal injury law, then so much the better. You can start by calling up Accident Advice Helpline. We have a team of people on standby who will be happy to answer any questions you might have. They will tell you if you have a good case and if so what you can do to make it even better.
We can even give you a rough estimate about how much compensation you might be entitled to if you win. This should allow you to set expectations before you start and make sure you have an idea of what your end goal should be. That is important if the other side comes back with a settlement offer as you’ll be in a better position to know whether to accept it or not.
Paying for your claim
Lastly you have to think about how much your legal fees might be. These vary depending on the lawyer you select, but at the very least it is a good idea to find someone who offers no win no fee*. This gives you something to fall back on if you do not win your case for any reason at all.
Finding an expert solicitor in Heathfield
The last thing to think about is who will actually manage your case. It’s easy to find a solicitor in Heathfield, but it’s a little more challenging to make sure that person is someone who will offer the kind of services you’re looking for. For the best results choose someone one the basis of their background – in other words, someone who has a great reputation and possesses expertise in the type of claim you’re looking to make.
So to find out more about how you can find an expert solicitor in Heathfield, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also contact us through our website on www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk.