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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitor in Kirkby

    If you’re looking for a solicitor in Kirkby there are plenty of opportunities for you to make a misstep. Here we look at some of the common pitfalls and how you can avoid them.

    Running out of time

    It may seem ridiculous but some people don’t get around to making a claim until it’s too late. From the date of the accident you have three years in which you can launch any litigation – if you wait longer than that then you will not be able to claim no matter how excellent your case is. That might seem like a long time, but it’s surprising how quickly the time can slip by.

    Being over optimistic

    Equally, many people launch claims which have little or no chance of winning. Ideally no reputable law firm should knowingly embark on this exercise, but there may be some who will be willing to suggest you go ahead knowing your claim is doomed to failure. It doesn’t matter to them as they get paid either way.

    One way around this is to choose a firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, who work on a no win, no fee*’ basis. That way you can rest assured that we won’t suggest you make a claim unless you have a real chance of winning. After all, it’s not in our interests as, if you don’t win, then neither do we.

    No having the evidence

    As the claimant, the big challenge is on you to prove your case – not the other way around. To do this you will need to have plenty of evidence at your disposal as this is something the law courts will really take notice of. Things such as witness statements and photos of the scene will be very important in bolstering your case.

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    Paying over the odds

    As mentioned earlier, it is a good idea to find a lawyer who offers no win, no fee*’ as standard. But even then you might be surprised by the fee. Make sure you understand how much you’ll pay and in what way before the case starts. Most fees tend to come out of the compensation payment. The level can vary but you should receive at least 70% of your compensation.

    Finding the solicitor in Kirkby

    The other mistake is to find a solicitor in Kirkby and proceed regardless of their area of expertise. The issues surrounding different types of injuries vary from case to case, so it pays to have someone on your side who is a specialist in your type of case. He or she will improve your chances of a successful result significantly.

    So, if you’d like to find a solicitor in Kirkby, come and talk to us. We have a team of people who are ready and waiting to help you out. Call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We also have a website at or you can email us a question at Whatever way you choose to get in touch we’re here to help.

    Date Published: 12th April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.