Signs of a Good Personal Injury Solicitor in Scotland
When you are injured and you live in Scotland, one of the first things that you should do is to find a solicitor who deals with personal injury in Scotland. Here are some of the tips that you can use to find your personal injury solicitor.
Choose a Specialist for Your Personal Injury
This may seem obvious, but be sure that the solicitor that you are choosing has experience with dealing with your kind of claim. The right qualified solicitor should have gone through many years of schooling and have the right qualifications. There are people who deal with personal injury claims but aren’t qualified solicitors. Even though these people are good, they aren’t going to have the knowledge that your case could involve. A good place to find a solicitor for your personal injury case is if you know of someone else who has used a personal injury solicitor.
Check the Credentials of your Personal Injury Solicitor in Scotland
A good indication of your solicitor’s expertise and experience is that they are a accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Membership of this organisation is only available to those solicitors who have a lot of experience in personal injury and therefore it’s a good indication of your solicitor’s knowledge. Members also have gone to trial, so if you choose a solicitor who has a membership it’s going to show that they are not just a settlement solicitor.
If the claim you’re making is because of an accident on the road, another good thing to look for is someone who’s a member of MASS (Motoway Accident Solicitors Society). This is a non-profit organisation which helps the victims of road accidents. The members of this organisation have a lot of experience in the field and know about any changes in legislation.
Your Personal Injury Solicitor should be a good Communicator
It’s important that you’re comfortable with the solicitor that you choose to help you with your claim. You should feel comfortable communicating with them and telling them everything. This is another reason why it’s a good idea to have someone recommend a solicitor to you. But it’s really important that your solicitor never makes you feel uncomfortable or intimidated. The solicitor is there to help you and you shouldn’t be afraid to call them or speak with them in person about your case details or your concerns. Chances are that you’ll be dealing with them for a while, so be sure that your relationship is a good one.
If you need some help finding a good solicitor who you can trust, why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline? We are here around the clock and we can match you up with the right solicitor. All of the solicitors we work with are highly trained and they are ready to help you with your claim.
Date Published: 15th October 2012
Author: David Brown