When making Greater London claims for compensation, it’s important to do your due diligence and ask plenty of questions before deciding on a law firm to handle your case.
If you are seeking compensation for an accident or illness, the chances are you are already feeling vulnerable in the wake of being wronged. You need to have your personal injury claim handled by an expert that deals with your case with professionalism, compassion and expertise, and that’s where Accident Advice Helpline can help. Here, we look at some questions we advise you to ask a personal injury solicitor when discussing making a claim.
What is your area of expertise?
Some personal injury solicitors may have had experience dealing with a number of cases, while others may specialise in a sector such as workplace accident or public liability claims. It’s a good idea to get an understanding of what your solicitor does best to make sure they are the right fit for your claim.
Have you handled Greater London claims before?
Working with someone that has had experience dealing with your claim type, whether it be for whiplash or an industrial illness, is important. It can make a difference not only to the outcome of your case, but also to your peace of mind and confidence throughout the claim. It’s also wise to ask about their success rate handling these cases, too.
What are your fees?
Paying for a lawyer can seem daunting, but many solicitors – especially in the personal injury sector – will handle cases on a No Win, No Fee basis. This is a conditional fee agreement that means you don’t have to pay anything upfront to secure the services of a solicitor. It can make legal care affordable for those who have suffered financially as a result of an accident, and also demonstrates a lawyer’s commitment to winning the case.
Will you be handling my case personally?
One thing to be aware of is that many organisations claiming to handle your case are claims management companies, which means they are in effect a “middleman” acting between you and a law firm handling your case. It’s best to opt for a specialist law firm with a dedicated personal injury lawyer to ensure better communication, and that no aspects of your case are outsourced.
What is the success rate of your law firm?
Make sure that you are placing your claim in the best possible hands. At Accident Advice Helpline, we help award over £30 million a year in damages. This money goes towards helping a number of innocent accident victims, and you too could receive thousands of pounds with our help.
To learn more about making Greater London claims, call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 23rd June 2014
Author: David Brown