Are you looking for a personal injury solicitor in Gretna who can help you make a claim? If so you’ll need to know about some crucial differences between Scotland and the UK which could affect your chances. For the most part, these differences are not that substantial but they are worth knowing about nevertheless.
The biggest difference is in how lawyers are paid. In the rest of the UK, payment is often made through a percentage of the personal injury claim which is individually worked out between you and your lawyer.
In Scotland, though, the structures are more likely to be less flexible which means there is less scope to negotiate a better deal with your lawyer, although on the plus side there is equally less scope for fees which are overly expensive.
As a result of this, some legal firms will not work on cases in Scotland, but Accident Advice Helpline is not one of those firms. We’ll work with you whether you need a solicitor in Gretna or anywhere else in the UK.
Making your case
Aside from this, though, it is for the most part exactly the same as anywhere else in the UK. You will have to demonstrate to the court that you have been hurt in a way which has had a negative effect on your lifestyle and that the accident itself was not your fault.
This means that it’s not only a question of being in the right, you also need to be seen to be right and that’s the big trick.
For that, you really need one thing more than anything else – evidence. This can take the form of witnesses or photographic evidence. Either way, it’s a good idea to make a list of what you have and supply those details to your lawyer.
Finding a solicitor in Gretna
But where on earth will you find a solicitor in Gretna who is right for your case? That’s the next big question.
You’ll need to find someone who is highly qualified, has a good reputation, specifically, works on cases involving your types of accidents and who is also affordable. It’s a tricky balancing act but it’s something we can help you with at Accident Advice Helpline. Although we don’t have a local solicitor in Gretna working for us we can still represent your case, as we are a national firm and work across the whole of the UK. This includes Scotland where we work in partnership with some of the country’s finest solicitors.
We have a team of people who can cope with any type of accident claim no matter where or when it happens. Best of all, though, we work on the basis of no-win, no-fee, so if for any reason you are not successful in your claim you will not have to pay – it’s as simple as that.
To find out more about how you can make a claim contact us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Our team will be happy to help.
Date Published: 28th March 2014
Author: David Brown