Whether you’re looking for a personal injury solicitor in King Lynn or anywhere else it’s a fear of the unknown that most often holds us back. However, at Accident Advice Helpline we can shine a light on what lies ahead.
What you’ll need to prove
When you’ve been hurt in an accident the law says that you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation if you can demonstrate any of the following. First that the accident was not your fault, second that the injury has had a negative impact on your life and thirdly that the defendant was responsible for your accident.
That defendant is likely to be an insurance company representing either an individual or an organisation.
Who will hear your claim?
Your case will be heard by the small claims court in most cases and the onus of proof will be on you to demonstrate your case – not on the other side to prove their innocence.
That means you’ll need to be fairly certain of your information so having evidence on your side could be extremely helpful.
However the good news is that the case will rarely get as far as the courts and that’s because the other side will probably come up with a settlement offer – if they don’t think they stand a good chance of winning. In much the same way as your legal team will look at your case to assess its merits, so too will they and if they don’t like their chances of winning they will probably try to get away without the expense of a court case.
This settlement offer may well be a little on the low side first of all so it’s a good idea to make sure you have a good idea of what your compensation might look like.
As part of the service at Accident Advice Helpline, we provide an estimate of your compensation which can come in handy in just this type of situation.
Paying for your solicitor in King Lynn
The biggest unknown for many people is how much it is likely to cost. The truth is that fees vary significantly from law firm to law firm so if you shop around you can get a better deal but that takes a lot of time and can be a balancing act. You need to find a solicitor in King Lynn who is good at what they do, but you also want someone who is a reasonable price.
Accident Advice Helpline can offer you this difficult mix. We’ll find a top class solicitor in King Lynn to take your case forward, but we’ll do so on a no win no fee basis, so you’ll only pay if you win.
So, to find a solicitor in King Lynn, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th April 2014
Author: David Brown