Despite its unpopular image, injury law is a highly complex and specialised area. The question of determining blame and assigning compensation is a delicate one. This guide will highlight some of the key issues involved when finding an injury lawyer with the hypothetical case study of finding a personal injury lawyer in Dundee.
Why an injury lawyer in Dundee?
We’ve chosen a specific location because it mirrors the demands faced by everyone. Location often determines and restricts the services we can choose, so it pays to be able to know how we can widen the net. So, here’s how you could go about searching for a personal injury lawyer in Dundee.
The first and most important step is to find out whether you have a realistic claim. Many people fail to claim compensation because they do not understand their rights. A discussion at this stage can give you reassurance that your claim is valid or, in other instances, dissuade you from wasting time and money by pressing ahead.
The information service offered by Accident Advice Helpline is invaluable in doing this. We assess your claim based on whether it happened within the last three years and was not your fault. We’ll then give you all the advice and help we can in helping you press ahead with your claim.
We can also help you determine how much compensation you’re likely to receive. Each claim will be assessed based on the amount of money you’ve spent as a result of the injury – such as doctors’ fees and travel, or loss of earnings.
This figure won’t be definitive – one has to go through the trouble of the case of course – but it does give you an end goal and something to judge any settlement offer against.
Find an injury lawyer in Dundee
The next step is to find an injury lawyer in Dundee who can help you with your claim. A locally based solicitor will naturally make you feel more comfortable and will be more convenient. However, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of someone who has the right skill set to help. Injury claims are an extremely complex area of law and one which requires specialist expertise. In addition, the nuances of injury law vary depending on the type of injury. For example, an injury suffered while at work will be different to one which you suffer while in a hospital.
You should look at the experience of the solicitor and choose someone who most closely matches your area. He or she will be best placed to offer you effective advice and a more realistic chance of securing a positive outcome. It can be difficult narrowing down your choices as it’s not always clear which law firm will have the experience you need and the specialist lawyers who will help you make a successful claim. Securing representation from a lawyer can also be expensive.
You can choose any method to select your injury lawyer in Dundee, but one advantage of using us at Accident Advice Helpline is that we can provide a lawyer with extensive experience and we can also offer you the benefit of free, no-obligation advice and advisors who will be with you every step of the way. We work in partnership with a wide network of experienced lawyers across Scotland. Plus, every lawyer we work with works on a no-win, no-fee basis giving you enormous peace of mind.
So, to find an injury lawyer in Dundee, give us a call. You can find us online or call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 4th November 2013
Author: David Brown