Beware of informal legal advice, reports on an injury claim in Herne Bay client..
Law is a complicated enterprise, and its proper practice requires many years of study and experience to master satisfactorily. Because the practice of law is difficult and the outcome of legal disputes so important, professional organisations such as the Bar Standards Board and the Law Society exist to regulate the legal professions, and they have legal powers to make sure that professions are behaving honestly, fairly and in line with all professional codes of practice.
Furthermore, lawyers must annually undertake activities known as continuing professional development or CPD to ensure that they remain educated an up to date in the changing conditions of the legal environment.
Free advice from a friend?
Because of the rigorousness of legal training required, it is very unlikely that a friend who ‘studied a little law once’ or ‘was involved in a claim myself a few years ago’ really has any idea what they are talking about. However, both of these were the reasons given by the friend of our injury claim in Herne Bay victim just a few short months ago. By the time the injury claim in Herne Bay victim got in touch with the specialists here at Accident Advice Helpline, the relevant time periods had already elapsed and the claim inevitably failed.
Examples of people who have allowed a very legitimate claim to expired due to poor advice are numerous and frequent. This is unsurprising, as in the case of the injury claim in Herne Bay victim the limited knowledge of the advice giver had long since expired and become irrelevant. That’s even if it was remembered with any degree of accuracy – which is by no means certain.
Don’t think like our injury claim in Herne Bay victim – you won’t save money by taking informal advice
Remember that the lawyers here at Accident Advice Helpline work on a no win no fee basis. This means that if our injury claim in Herne Bay victim had come to us first we would have given him a free no obligation chat to determine whether his claim had a likelihood of success at court. If it did then we would have taken the case and he would not have had to pay a penny unless his case was won and, in many scenarios, our costs can be recovered from the other side in any case.
Don’t make the mistake of following anonymous advice from an injury claim forum. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) for a no obligation chat today.
Date Published: 4th September 2013