Making a compensation claim for the first time can be confusing to say the least. You may have hundreds of accident lawyers to choose from and there is so much information to take in. Unfortunately, this can mean that mistakes often occur. At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer free claims advice in Byfleet. We don’t want this to happen to you, so learn by other peoples errors by taking a look at some of the most common below.
Seek free claims advice in Byfleet
If you hire accident lawyers in Byfleet that charge on an hourly basis or ask for upfront fees then you are pretty much guaranteed to be subject to hefty bills. Moreover, you are putting yourself in an extremely risk position. Can you really afford to spend all of that money when there is every chance that your case may not be a success?
Instead, you should go for a no win no fee solicitor. By doing this, you will not need any money to start your claim and you can be sure that risk is minimised significantly, as you will not need to pay any legal fees if the solicitor does not win compensation for you.
Taking too long to hire a lawyer
This is another error a lot of people make. They think they have all the time in the world, but this is simply not the case. You have 3 years from the date of the accident. Three years may seem like a long time, but court proceedings must be issued within this period.
Moreover, the longer you leave it the more difficult you are making it for yourself. You will find it tough to remember things and gathering evidence will not be as easy either.
Failing to read customer reviews
One of the best ways to get an honest insight into the level of quality a solicitor can provide is to read reviews that have been left by previous customers. If someone has a bad reputation this is something you should be able to pick up on with ease, as you can rest assured that plenty of unhappy clients will have taken to the internet to warn others from making the same mistake as they did.
How to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
Call, text or complete the handy 30-second calculator on our website to find out more about seeking free claims advice in Byfleet, about your eligibility and about how much your claim could be worth. The details you need are:
- Helpline numbers: 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
- You can try the quick and easy 30-second test on our website.
Date Published: 8th April 2015
Author: David Brown