Every month hundreds of people will submit personal injury claims law firm in Bournemouth for one kind of an accident or another. But not all of them will get the result they deserve. Here are some basic errors people make which reduce their chances of success.
Not getting a lawyer
This seems basic. If you have something wrong in the bathroom you probably call a plumber, but a surprising number of people don’t even use a lawyer.
You may get a message from the other party’s insurance company offering to pay you some compensation. This is a mistake because the chances are this will be way below the amount you should be paid. They are on a damage limitation exercise so the chances are their offer will be way below the amount you should receive.
Choosing the wrong personal injury claims law firm in Bournemouth
Personal injury claims is a deceptively complex subject, with different types of accidents requiring different types of approaches. For example, you may find one law firm which deals only with claims for hospital negligence. They have the skills to fight these often quite complex cases, but if you’re looking for other types of personal injury claims in Bournemouth, they won’t be much good.
A law firm should clearly state which areas they work on through their website or sales literature. If not, it’s always worth asking the question: “Have you worked on this type of claim before?”
Paying too much
Lawyers are highly trained professionals so the inevitable consequence of that is that they will expect to be paid accordingly, however prices vary as with most other services. There may be different ways of paying and different rates, depending on the particular attitude that law firm decides to take.
A common way of working is known as ‘no win, no fee’ as this provides financial security in the event of an unsuccessful claim. If you do not win you do not have to pay which sounds simple, but you should always make sure you look at the small print as there may be hidden fees tucked in there somewhere along the line.
Fighting personal injury claims in Bournemouth
Another error people make is not getting an idea of how much compensation their claim might be worth. This seems understandable because it is natural to assume that you will not be able to second guess this, but personal injury claims in Bournemouth all follow set rules on compensation – so it is possible to make an estimate. This gives you something to go on and set expectations against and can be especially useful if the other side comes back with a settlement offer. That way you’ll have a good idea whether or not to accept it.
So, if you’re looking to make personal injury claims in Bournemouth, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.