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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Finding a law firm

    Finding a law firm for your accident

    One of the most devastating things that can happen to a person is to be involved in an automobile accident. There are many law firms who just deal with automobile accidents and the individuals who are involved in them. Finding a law firm that is suitable for your claim needs can be daunting.

    If you have been involved in a car accident, there are some things that you should be sure that you do before contacting any law firms. These things below will help you with increasing your chances of a settlement.

    • Check before contacting law firms

    Before you contact any solicitors’ offices, get your injuries checked. This should be done even if the injury seems minor. Sometimes that seemingly minor injury can become worse as time passes. That injury could cause more problems down the road. This is also essential for filing a claim for personal injury.

    • Report accidents before finding a law firm

    When the accident happens, make sure that you have reported the accident. Having a police report can help you claim. When the police report is being filed, you must provide accurate details. This will ensure that the report’s stating what happened while it’s fresh in your mind.

    • Get witnesses

    See if you can find some witnesses to the accident. If there were witnesses, the policeman will also take their statements. The reason is that they can help your case and they will be able to tell the solicitor what happened and if the other driver was in the wrong.  It’s even better if the other driver was given a citation by the policeman because they broke the law.

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    • Contact law firms

    It’s not a good idea to file a claim by yourself, especially if you don’t know a lot about the law. It’s a better idea to seek someone out that can help you with your case. It’s also not a good idea to get advice from relatives and friends, unless they have legal knowledge and they are a solicitor themselves. If they have had been in an accident and they hired a solicitor, you can get a referral from them. But otherwise it’s a good idea to find someone to represent you. Many solicitors will not require any money up front and they will not be paid unless you receive a settlement so you don’t have to worry about the money.

    For more advice on claiming compensation following an accident, contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our free helpline is staffed by friendly and professional advisers with a wealth of experience in making personal injury claims. The law firms we work with all offer a no-win, no-fee arrangement, meaning you don’t need to pay anything up front. Consumer expert, Dame Esther Rantzen, recommends our service, so call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone and let us take the pain out of finding a law firm to claim injury compensation.

    Date Published: 6th October 2012

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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