If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, then it is your legal right to make a claim for compensation, and you do have a choice when it comes to making your claim: You can make a claim by yourself, or you can take on an accident claims lawyer to process your claim for you and represent you.
Unless you are a lawyer yourself, we cannot recommend the former option.
The personal injury claims process is a complex one and a process has to be followed to ensure that you have a strong case for compensation. Unfortunately, getting the compensation to which you are legally entitled to is not always straightforward and collecting the information you need to support your claim is a time-intensive process.
So we would say you do need an accident claims lawyer to make a claim, if you want the strongest possible case for compensation.
In addition to representing you and providing you with sound legal advice, your lawyer will also coordinate any medical care and support you need throughout the claims process.
If your injuries have left you unable to manage your own care, then this is an invaluable service. In addition to medical care coordination, if your injuries have negatively affected your finances, then financial support can also be arranged for you.
An accident claims lawyer gives you peace of mind
Furthermore, by choosing to have an accident claims lawyer represent you, you will have peace of mind that your claim is in the right hands. So should any circumstances arise that put your claim in doubt or if the other side contests their own liability, you will have somebody on your side who knows how to deal with such circumstances.
Are you comfortable going to court?
Lastly we would say that while most accident claims never see the inside of a court room, with every claim there is the possibility of going to court, so this is something to consider.
If your claim is being handled by a law firm and your claim goes to court, then they will instruct a barrister to work your case for you, in order to get you a positive result. If you are processing your claim by yourself, you will likely not have access to a high quality barrister, which will minimise the chances of claim success.
Discuss your case with an experienced claims advisor today
If you want to make a personal injury claim for your accident, discuss your case with one of our experienced claims advisors for free and with no obligation today on 0800 157 1437.