What to ask when choosing a personal injury lawyer South Ockendon
Making a claim for compensation after an accident can either go very smoothly or very badly depending on your choice of a personal injury lawyer. Hiring the right lawyer is important if you want to get the compensation you need and deal with the case quickly.
A good personal injury lawyer South Ockendon, for example, can make all the difference. However, if you have doubts you had better start asking questions in order to make sure you are making the right choice.
Here are some ideas about what you should ask a personal injury lawyer before trusting them with your case:
Experience and background
It is very important to determine how many years of experience a personal injury lawyer has. You should also get a clear picture of the solicitor’s background. You can ask about the school and college they attended, when they graduated and how long they have been practicing law.
A very important question you should ask is how many personal injury cases they have won, and how many people on average they represent each year. A personal injury lawyer South Ockendon, for example, will be only specialising in personal injury cases, but this might not be so for all solicitors.
Make sure you ask what types of cases they usually work on.
It is very important to familiarise the personal injury lawyer with all the details of your case. Ask them what they think about it and what their professional assessment is. Then you can ask how much you can expect to receive in terms of compensation and how long it might take.
You should also ask about the lawyer’s approach to the case and get an idea of what the whole process will look like.
Payment and fees
Another important thing you should do when meeting a personal injury lawyer is ask about the fees.
Our personal injury lawyer South Ockendon for example, will work on a no win no fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay if you don’t receive your compensation.
You should always know exactly how much your lawyer is going to charge you for their services.
Even though the no win no fee agreement is used by almost all personal injury lawyers, some still charge hourly regardless of whether you win or lose.
Make sure you have the right personal injury lawyer before starting a claim for compensation. Use the whole initial meeting to get to know your solicitor of choice, their background and experience, success rate, assessment of the case, fees and ask any other questions you might have to clear up any uncertainty.
Accident Advice Helpline is available 24/7 on: 0800 689 0500 and: 0333 500 0993 if you need free advice.
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown