When it comes to finding a personal injury lawyer, the rules are the same as anywhere else. Here are a few top tips to make sure you get the best result possible.
Know your rights
Making a claim is a difficult business and requires knowledge of some quite complex pieces of legislation. In order to start off on the right foot then, you need to know what you’re talking about.
Under UK law you should be entitled to make a claim if your accident happened within the last three years and was someone else’s fault. The injury should also have been severe enough to require medical assistance and should have had a measurably negative impact on your quality of life.
Find the right lawyer
This is not a place for a Jack of all Trades – in other words you do not want to find any old solicitor and hope they will be able to do the job adequately, because the chances are you’ll be left disappointed. Making a successful personal injury claim can be a tricky business and you need someone who really knows what they’re doing.
A claim for a road traffic accident, for example, will require someone with expert knowledge of road traffic law while an accident in the workplace will likewise require the services of someone who is skilled in employment law. It’s important to get things right when you go looking for your lawyer.
3. Go big
Size isn’t everything, but it certainly helps. When you go looking for a lawyer, try to find a law firm which is large enough to give you a good chance of being successful. Some complex cases can drag on for years and might require considerable expertise. Imagine, for a moment that you’re suffering from a brain injury. This will take some sorting out – not only is it a case of establishing blame but also working out how much compensation is appropriate in this particular case. Therefore you’ll want a firm that has significant resources to cope and, more often than not, that’ll involve a large firm which covers the entire country.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Battle?
It just so happens that Accident Advice Helpline is one such firm – we’re one of the largest firms in the country so are able to handle any assignment no matter how big or small. What’s more we’ll almost certainly be able to find a personal injury lawyer, with the right skills for your case. As an added bonus we also work on the basis of no-win, no-fee so, although you can never be certain about anything in this world, you will know that you won’t have to pay unless you win.
We can help you claim regardless of where you are in the UK, as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Battle or any where else, make us your first point of call.
To find out more, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown