Can a personal injury firm help me make my compensation claim?
How do I know if I’m considering a good or a bad firm?
- No win no fee and no upfront fees – any personal injury firm should offer you a no win no fee option, but a good firm will never ask you for an upfront fee. An upfront fee puts you at financial risk – if your claim is unsuccessful, you fee will not be refunded. A good firm won’t ever put you in a risky position, so if an upfront fee is mentioned, don’t go any further with that company.
- Lots of expertise and experience – what’s the point in asking for guidance and support from a firm that can’t demonstrate a good track record of getting the best results. Look at how long a firm has been fighting compensation cases. The most stable and reputable companies will have been in business for at least 15 years and will be able to apply all of their specialist knowledge to your compensation claim. A company with less trading years is either inexperienced or not top of their game.
- Local solicitors with national support – many personal injury firms that advertise on the internet operate entirely remotely from their customers. They can offer you legal support over the phone, but if your compensation case gets as far as court, wouldn’t you want a solicitor in your local area? Look for a firm that has a national support network – preferably 24 hours a day – but can offer you a specialist solicitor in your own local area.
So how can I tell if a personal injury firm is a good option for me?
Well, if your choice of firm ticks all of the boxes above, that’s a good start. But the only way to be really sure is to ring them and see if you get on well. A good firm will be happy to talk to you about your cirumstances without any obligation. Why not call Accident Advice Helpline and see what they can offer you? You can give their team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to discuss things in more detail.
Date Published: 26th January 2013
Author: David Brown