My local Solicitors Offered me Whiplash Compensation Advice… Should I use them?
It is amazing the number of people who will entrust something as serious as taking whiplash compensation advice from their local solicitors and there are a multitude of reasons why they do it but very few of the reasons make any sense at all. Some of the reasons cited are listed below.
- It is a legal matter the law is all the same
- They are our family solicitors we have always used them
- They are inexpensive
These may all seem like valid reasons but in fact they are not and often using your local solicitors might cost you thousands of pounds in lost compensation.
We are going to look at the logic behind each of the points and try and establish if they are valid.
There is nothing wrong in using a family solicitor for your legal requirements provided they have the expertise you need. If they are specialists in conveyance and you are selling or buying a new house then they are clearly the right firm for the job. If they are not then they must be avoided.
If you were to look at it this way, you would not want a lawyer who was an expert in whiplash compensation advice dealing with the sale of your home they would not have the necessary skills to do the job.
Accident Advice Helpline
There are two things here one is that inexpensive is not always the best option. When it comes to getting expert advice you should always pay for the best you can afford.
However when it comes to seeking whiplash compensation advice companies like Accident Advice Helpline work on a no win no fee basis.
This is literally as it sounds. If they do not win the case for you then there is no fee to pay, most local solicitors will want to have a retainer paid which you will pay even if they lose.
The reality is they may well lose the case as they do not have the right expertise to win the case. The best advice for whiplash compensation advice? Use an expert injury compensation lawyer.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd December 2012
Author: David Brown