Everyone dreads the thought of having to go to court which is why it can come as some form of reassurance that the chances are this won’t happen with our helpful advice for injuries in Stroud. The majority of personal injury cases are settled long before they get to the courts, which can tempt the question – why do you need a lawyer in the first place.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we obviously have strong feelings on the need for high quality lawyers, and this article will show you why, if you have been in an accident our no win no fee* lawyers are crucial to helping you get justice after an accident.
Helpful advice for injuries in Stroud
When people come to us they often ask anxiously about going to court and whether they will be forced to appear. That’s partly due to our vision of how courts work, but the good news is that most claims are handled in the small claims court which is nothing like the courts of the popular imagination – they are much less intimidating.
Furthermore the chances are that you will not have to go to court at all. The cost of the entire process explodes once you go to court, and the other side will not want that to happen. They will have a team of legal experts advising them on what they should do and if they believe they are unlikely to win the case they will do the sensible thing and offer to settle out of court. This makes sense for all parties as you get the money more quickly and they minimise the amount they have to pay.
Do I need a lawyer?
So if that is true, why will you need a lawyer to cope with most of the straightforward cases. The answer to that is that the settlement offer the other side comes back with will in most cases be significantly below the amount you could receive. Insurance firms are always out for their own ends so they will always seek to pay you less.
If you receive a settlement offer, your lawyer will be able to tell you if it is reasonable or not. Having a lawyer on your side will also mean that you’re able to build a case which makes it clear to the other side that they are fighting a losing battle and will encourage them to settle early.
Accident Advice Helpline: no win no fee*
Even though most claims are settled early it is never possible to be entirely certain about what the outcome of any case will be, which is why no win no fee* claims are so important. They can ensure you are covered in case something goes wrong with your case.
So if you’re looking for no win no fee* claims and need helpful advice for injuries in Stroud, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd November 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Location Posts