If you have been injured in an accident and that accident was somebody else’s fault, then you may be eligible for compensation.
At this stage, it is worth performing some research into law firms and looking around before choosing a lawyer to represent you, so that you get the best legal representation. The difference between a top accident lawyer and an ordinary is like night and day. If your claim is particularly complex, such as if it will be tough to prove you were not at fault, a lawyer with a high level of experience in such matters will be worth their weight in gold.
Here’s our top tips for choosing a top accident lawyer:
- As about your lawyer’s success rate
It is not insulting to ask about a lawyer’s success rate and the success rate is by far the best way to judge a lawyer’s ability to perform their job. Anything over 80 per cent is considered excellent so look out for this benchmark figure to find a top accident lawyer.
- Look into the law firm closely
While you will have your own lawyer to represent you, that lawyer will be working for a law firm. You can get a pretty clear indication as to the kind of customer service you can expect by looking into the online reputation of law firms. Use Bing or Google or another search engine to search for reviews, forum posts and social media communications.
- Try to meet your lawyer in person
While most claims can be processed over the telephone, there’s no better way to judge a person’s character than by meeting them in person. Some law firms require this as part of the claims process anyway but some don’t. We recommend you meet your lawyer in person so that you can get a sense of their manner and their confidence in your claim.
By following these tips you should be able to find a top accident lawyer to represent you in your claim. It may seem somewhat trivial, but you will be in communication with your lawyer for potentially several months, so it’s always nice to have the reassurance that they are acting in your best interests and that they know what they are doing.
Get informed about your legal rights today
Before you make your claim, it is important to get sound legal advice. To this end, we operate a free and no obligation accident claims helpline where you can get such advice. By calling 0800 157 1437, you can get answers to all your claims-related questions and get better informed on your legal rights. Call us today to discuss your case with a claims advisor.