If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer, the first question you might want to ask yourself is whether the person you’re looking at is any good. Here, we’ll run through the qualities that we think make a good lawyer.
The most basic thing to look for is if the lawyer is any good. You’ll naturally want someone whose qualifications are real and genuine. They should provide details of their training, and if they’re unhappy to do this then there is probably something wrong.
Their previous track record will also be important. Thanks to the power of the internet, the effects of word of mouth advertising are now somewhat stronger than used to be the case, so you can find out if they have had anything bad happen in the past by searching for them online. The odd bad review might be one thing, but if there is a trend then it’s worth looking at.
Are they the right lawyer?
You also want someone whose own background makes for a good match. If you’ve sprained your ankle, you’re unlikely to consult a dentist are you? So, if you’ve been hurt while at work, you naturally want someone who specialises in employment law and can tell you whether or not your employer fulfilled his or her obligations to provide a safe place in which to work.
There is also the issue of whether or not your lawyer is big enough for the job. The majority of cases will be straightforward, but if you’ve been injured seriously then it could get complicated. Ironically, the accidents which are most severe and in which victims are most in need of assistance also tend to be those for which it takes the longest to get help to you.
A quick process
As it happens, the actual challenge of making a claim may turn out to be somewhat less severe than you might have worried. That’s because most cases are settled out of court. Any self-respecting law firm has many of its own lawyers looking at the case, and if it looks like the chances of winning aren’t that good then they will advise their clients to settle now rather than pay more by chasing the case through the courts.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Biddenden?
If you choose Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll make sure you’re kept up to date with proceedings and are fully aware of what’s happening at every stage. When it comes to allocating you a personal injury lawyer, we’ll also provide someone who works on a no win no fee basis. That means that no matter what happens, you’ll only pay if you win.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Biddenden 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 Biddenden or anyway make us your first point of call.
To find out more about finding a personal injury lawyer, contact us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: David Brown