If you have injured yourself at work, or been the victim of a traffic accident, you may find yourself in need of legal representation. However, a quick Google search of the phrase ‘top personal injury law firms’ will throw up hundreds of names, all claiming to be the best.
So, how do you separate the top personal injury law firms from the chancers? We’ve put together a quick Q&A to make it easier for you to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Will a good law firm ask for a downpayment before beginning proceedings?
Generally, no. The top personal injury law firms will be prepared to advise you on your case free of charge. Be very wary of lawyers who ask you to pay before they have even heard your case. If they are charging you for their advice from the outset, imagine what sort of fees they will charge to actually make your claim for compensation!
Is the law firm properly regulated?
Always check your law firm’s credentials before signing on with them. Good law firms will be authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, as well as the Financial Conduct Authority. Don’t be afraid to ask to see your lawyer’s credentials before signing up.
Will top personal injury law firms operate on a no-win, no- fee* basis?
Yes. Most successful personal injury claims will be settled out of court, with many payouts worth four figures or more. If your lawyer operates on a no-win, no-fee* basis, they will be more motivated to win your case and get as much compensation for you as possible.
What is Accident Advice Helpline?
Accident Advice Helpline is a UK-based law firm, and we specialise in personal injury claims as a result of any accident or work-related incident.
Endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen, we have been helping people to win compensation since the year 2000. We operate a no-win, no-fee* service and offer a 24-hour helpline, where you can get quick and easy legal advice with no obligation to proceed.
To chat to one of our advisers, all you need to do is pick up the phone. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. Alternatively, you can text the phrase, ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we will call you back as soon as possible.
If you can’t get to the phone right now, then why not complete our online 30-second test? You can get confirmation that you are entitled to move forward with a claim, and an estimate of how much compensation you could be awarded.