Tips For Finding A Good Personal Injury Solicitor

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The Importance of a Personal Injury Solicitor

Whether you want to discuss making a claim for personal injury compensation with a solicitor or get some opinions about how to carry out the process further, you don’t want to approach just any personal injury solicitor.

For a serious injury, it is advisable to seek expert legal representation. Personal injury solicitors help you get the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to and other additional expense that you may have incurred due to accident. 

But how do you go about searching for the right personal injury solicitor? What should you look out for, and avoid?

Here’s our quick guide on how to find a good personal injury solicitor.

  1. Identify the Type of Solicitor You Need

There are many types of solicitors, with different specialities, and experiences. Some will have specific expertise in motorcycle accidents; some have experience in hit and run accidents, and some solicitors are all rounded and have experience in almost all types of accident claims.

The first few things that need to be considered while looking for a personal injury solicitor is how much their previous experience matches up with your potential claim, and their success rate.

  • Consult Friends, Family and Professional Contacts

Often, your close friends and family can be a useful source and starting point in searching for a personal injury solicitor. Ask your close contacts for suggestions, you can ask them to rate their case satisfaction, were they fully satisfied with their legal representation? Ask them their reasons for both “Yes” and “No” answers.

  • Research Specialist Solicitors 

Whether you have suffered a personal injury at work, on the road or have been a victim of medical negligence, it’s important to obtain the services of a solicitor with an extensive knowledge and experience in a particular area.

  • Look At The Accreditations And Abilities The Firm And Its Personal Injury Solicitors Have

An excellent way to recognise a law firm that spends heavily in its commitment to giving quality legal services is to see if it has received accreditations and/or any awards.

  • Know What to Avoid

If your personal injury solicitor shows any of these features, you may need to seek out another legal expert to support you following an accident.

  • Impersonal and neglects communication duties with their clients
  • Avoids explaining case procedures
  • Avoids providing case relevant information
  • Cold calling
  • Resolving personal injury claims without a medical report
  • Settling personal injury claims without their clients’ authorization
  • Paying damages or giving cheques to third parties without considering the client
  • Prepare a List of Questions For Your Potential Solicitor

Before arranging a meeting with a solicitor that you have selected for your case, it is advisable to make a list of questions to ask them that are relevant to your circumstances. Their answers can help you in deciding whether they are right the solicitor for your case or not.

The following questions should to be considered:

  • Have you ever been suspended from practice?
  • What percentage of their practice involves personal injury cases?
  • What is their success rate?
  • Is there a solicitor in particular at that law firm which will benefit your case?
  • How long has the law firm been in practice? And for how long has that specific solicitor been practicing personal injury law?
  • Is the initial consultation free?
  • Can they assist with your claim on a No Win No Fee basis?
  • Are there any additional costs?
  • Make the Most of Free Consultations

The victims themselves or their family members may feel that making a claim for personal injury might be stressful procedure.

Therefore, these free consultations will tell you whether your case is worth pursuing or not, and experienced solicitors can also tell you in minutes if you have a valid claim.

  • Ensure The Firm Is Regulated By The Solicitors Regulation Authority

All law firms operating in England must be registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). As a regulatory body for solicitors, the SRA presents a set of Principles and a Code of Conduct which all solicitors should abide by. If a solicitor breaches SRA principles, the body can take immediate action.

  • Reading Your Legal Agreement Carefully

When provided with your solicitors’ legal agreement, you will need to read through it carefully. This will help you in knowing how they will handle your case by setting out their terms and conditions. By suggesting to read your documents carefully doesn’t mean they have an intention to misguide you, it is recommended so you will understand terms mentioned in the agreement easily.

If you would like a free consultation for your injury claim, contact Direct Solicitors on 08000 250 250. We are on hand to help, support and guide you through the process ensuring you receive tailored advice along the way.

August 22, 2019 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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