Lawyers can advise and support you in your compensation claim. They can choose to practice across many different areas of law or a lawyer can specialise in one area of law such as personal injury law.
Accident Advice Helpline’s non-fault injury lawyers specialise in personal injury law and have lots of experience in this area including dealing with car accident injury cases.
Instructing non-fault injury lawyers
In the UK, the Law Society regulates all the lawyers who practice in the UK. It has different panels of experienced lawyers who will test a potential lawyer on the area of law that they wish to specialise in to prove that they have expert knowledge.
When choosing a lawyer, you should make sure that they are recognised as an approved lawyer by the Law Society panel that monitors that particular area of law. For personal injury lawyers there is a Law Society personal injury panel. To be on this panel you need to have a minimum of three years experience working in personal injury law and have an expert level of knowledge in the area.
Sometimes, there are sub-panels that monitor areas of law that come under another more general area of law. For example, under the personal injury area there is an area of law that is known as medical negligence or clinical negligence. This requires even more specialised knowledge.
If you have an insurance policy, the insurance company may ask you to use one of their solicitors for your compensation claim that are offered as part of your insurance policy.
It is important to check whether the solicitor has been approved by the Law Society panel for personal injury, as they may select a lawyer for you that has no knowledge of personal injury or car injury law.
Be wary of lawyers who are approved and members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers or APIL as it is a body that does not require its members to demonstrate or prove that they have personal injury law expertise. Membership to the APIL only require the payment of a membership fee for lawyers.
Accident Advice Helpline: here to help
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence then you could have a strong case. Your accident must have happened in the last three years and you should have received medical attention for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline has many experienced personal non-fault injury lawyers and you can obtain their services by telephoning us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dialling from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.