There are so many personal injury solicitors in the UK, potential claimants often find it difficult to decide which to contact regarding their accident claim.In light of this fact, we’ve put together a handy list of what to look for, designed to help you sort the wheat from the chaff, ensuring you end up with a solicitor capable of delivering the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
Does the Law Firm Specialise in Personal Injury Law?There are a great many law firms out there; some of them are referred to as full-service, meaning they offer a wide range of legal services, whilst others specialise in specific area of law, such as intellectual property or motoring offences.When looking for a solicitor to handle your personal injury claim, look for a firm that specialises in personal injury, and has a proven track record of delivering great results for their clients.
Does the Law Firm offer 100% Compensation? The phrase ‘no win, no fee’ may have a bad reputation in some circles, however in the vast majority of cases it is a genuine offer: if your case is successful you receive the full amount of compensation awarded by the court. If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be charged, and your legal fees will be paid by After the Event insurance (ATE).Look for a law firm that promises to deliver 100% compensation, just make sure that you are fully aware of how your legal fees will be paid in the event that your case is unsuccessful before you embark on a compensation claim.
Is Your Solicitor Happy to Listen to Your Wishes? If you don’t want to go to court and are happy to settle on an amount offered by the opposing side, don’t let your solicitor bulldoze the process towards a court date because they believe you are entitled to more compensation. Make sure the solicitor you choose is happy to listen to your wishes, rather than simply doing what he or she feels is best.Does the Law Firm Hold the Appropriate Accreditations? A good way of deciding whether a law firm is worth contacting regarding a personal injury claim is to look at it, and its solicitors, accreditations. Look for law firms that have earned the Personal Injury accreditation from the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and hold the Lexcel practice management standard.
Get in TouchOnce you’ve found a law firm that fulfils all the above requirements, get in touch to discuss your personal injury claim. The vast majority of law firms will be happy to speak to you about your claim on a no obligation basis, allowing you to make an informed decision about whether or not to proceed with your claim.To speak to an expert today, contact the team of personal injury specialists at Clear Law Solicitors or, for more information, visit the firm’s website: http://www.clearlawonline.co.uk/