When you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer, expectations could prove key to your chances of success. That will enable you to set early goals and make informed judgments about any offers for compensation that come before you go to court.
What lies ahead
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we speak to thousands of people every week who want to know whether they should make a claim. One of the common threads we’ve found is that many people have absolutely no idea about what they should expect to happen.
Some think a minor injury will entitle them to a claim in the thousands, often because they have seen wild stories about extravagant claims from elsewhere in the world.
At the other end of the scale, some people don’t think they’re entitled to much when in fact they are. This often happens in car accidents where blame is uncertain. Many drivers think they might be at fault, so they do not press any claim for fear of failure.
Take the 30-second test
At Accident Advice Helpline we think it’s always worth setting expectations, and we do this through our quick and easy 30-second test. This is a quick test which allows us to make an assessment about how likely it is that you are entitled to make a claim, and how much this might be. We do this by looking at the way in which compensation is calculated.
Assuming the court finds in your favour, they will award compensation on the basis of the following criteria: how badly you have been hurt, what the accident has cost you in terms of common expenses, and what you’ve lost out on financially as a result. More often than not, this will be in the realm of lost earnings.
We can then use this to second guess what the courts might award, and while the final decision will be down to them, our estimate is based on reasonable predictions about how the case might proceed.
Why is this important?
If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer, this is important because it allows you to set realistic goals and judge any settlement offer that comes through. That’s important because the chances are that there will be a settlement offer coming your way. Most cases do not go as far as court, and most insurance companies prefer to avoid the expense if they think they are likely to lose.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bexley?
Of course, there is no way to guarantee that you will achieve all this, but we can make this one very simple promise: if for any reason we cannot help you to win your case, you will not owe us a single penny.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Bexley working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Bexley or anyway make us your first point of call.
So, to find out more about how we can help on a no-win, no-fee basis, call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from mobile.
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: David Brown