We’ve all seen the adverts but don’t let that fool you into thinking that you know all about personal injury law. Before you go looking for injury solicitors, it’s a good idea to think about some of the common misconceptions that often surround the subject.
1. All types of claims are the same
Where there’s blame there’s a claim – it’s a phrase commonly thrown around, but the truth is far more complicated. While there are basic rules which you should follow, there are certain nuances which apply when you get into the nitty gritty of making a claim.
The first is of course, blame. If an accident was not your fault then you can be entitled to compensation for any damages or injuries caused.
Those injuries need to be significant enough to require medical attention. There is little point in mounting a claim for slight sprains of bruises.
Finally, you must make a claim within three years of any accident occurring. If you wait longer than that then, no matter how convincing your claim might be you will not be entitled to make a claim.
However, within that there are many differences which depend on the type of accident you’ve suffered. The challenge of making a claim for an accident in the street will be different from an injury in the workplace.
2. All lawyers are the same
Likewise, not all lawyers cover the entirety of personal injury law. Indeed they are much more likely to specialise in one or more type of injury. You may well find a firm which specialises in traffic accidents, for example, or another which focuses more on slips and falls in public spaces.
When searching for injury solicitors try to find someone whose area of expertise is most closely related to your accident. That will increase the chances of winning in the long run and generally provide a better service.
3. Making a claim is expensive
With the removal of legal aid from personal injury clams many people became worried about whether or not they should make a claim. Given that they now had to pay out of their own pockets, could they justify the risk?
However, many firms now offer no win no fee as standard, which means you only ever have to pay if you win.
Finding injury solicitors in Wick
We don’t have injury solicitors in Wick working for us however we can still help you with your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works throughout the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Wick or anywhere else look no further than our expert service.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we make a point of offering no win no fee to all our clients. For us it’s a point of principal that, whatever your situation, you should only pay if you’re fortunate enough to win your case.
For more information on some of the things we do and how we can help you find injury solicitors in Wick to help with your case, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th February 2014