If you’ve suffered a serious injury, it’s very important to know your rights – not only in whether or not you can claim, but also your relationship with your chosen lawyer. So, before you find a personal injury lawyer, take note of these few points.
Are you entitled to compensation?
This is fairly basic stuff, but it’s important to go through it quickly. You will be entitled to a claim if you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault. Should the case go to court, then you will be required to prove that the accident was the fault of the defendant and show that the injury has had a measurable negative effect on your life.
As the claimant, the onus of proof will be on you, so the more supporting evidence you have to back up your claim, the better positioned you will be to win.
Paying for your lawyer
There is no provision for legal aid when you make a personal injury claim, so you will almost certainly have to pay legal fees in some shape or form. This is a concern for many people, but there are ways to offset the damage this does. You might take out an insurance policy which will pay your legal fees for you if you lose your case, or you can work with a firm who offer no win no fee.
That’s what we do here at Accident Advice Helpline. When you work with us, you have the comfort of knowing that everything we do is on a completely no win no fee basis, so if we can’t help you to win your case then you won’t owe us a single penny.
How much will you pay?
If you do win your case then there will be some money to pay to your lawyer, and that’s because recently there have been further changes to the way in which lawyers are paid. They used to be able to collect success fees from the other side, but that does not happen anymore so the fees will probably come from your compensation. The amount varies depending on the deal you have reached with your lawyer, but you should expect to receive at least 70% of the compensation amount.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bickington?
The last thing refers to your lawyer. If you find a personal injury lawyer in Bickington, don’t think that you have to stick with them no matter what happens. All services sometimes do not meet your requirements, and for one reason or another you may want to change law firms. You are allowed to do that and are not obliged to continue with the same firm. If this happens to you and you are looking for a new firm, consider us at Accident Advice Helpline.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Bickington 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 Bickington or anyway make us your first point of call.
So, to find out more about finding a personal injury lawyer, call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: David Brown