There are many law firms around the place offering their services in making personal injury claims in Ashford, but how do you know which ones are best for you? This article looks at how you can conduct your search in a way which ensure you’ll always find the best people who can work in your interests.
Can you claim?
Before anything else it’s a good idea to have an idea about whether or not you can make a personal injury claim. Under the law you will be entitled to make a claim if you can show that the accident was not your fault; the injuries were bad enough to require medical attention and that the accident happened within the past three years. If you think you satisfy those requirements then it’s time to consult an expert.
Are they qualified?
There are many options for personal injury claims in Ashford, but not all of them are the best for you. At the very least you should make sure they are qualified. Accreditations such as the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Law Society should give you reassurance that this is a reputable law firm.
Do they understand your situation?
It’s a common mistake to assume that all personal injury law firms are the same. The truth is very different. Some will be able to help you make claims for road traffic accidents, but nothing else. Others will specialise in complex cases such as claims against a hospital or long term injuries. It’s a good idea to understand as much as possible about these firms and what they can actually offer you. Only then will you be able to choose which one is best for you.
Are they any good?
Just because one firm has a nice website it doesn’t mean they are better than another, so look for evidence that they have been successful in the past. They will probably have a case studies page, as Accident Advice Helpline does. This will give an idea about what working with this firm is like – and it’s also nice to see real people being prepared to lend their support – but for real evidence check out the online world and see what people say on there. We have become very adept at using the internet to talk about our experiences with all sorts of service providers. If we have good service we like to tell people – and vice versa.
Finding personal injury claims in Ashford
The last thing to consider when making personal injury claims in Ashford is how much you will have to pay. Charges vary from firm to firm. Watch out also for lots of hidden charges that some firms will try. But most of all try to work on the basis of no-win, no-fee, as this will protect you if you do not win your case.
So if you’re looking for personal injury claims in Ashford, call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 13th August 2014
Author: David Brown