If you have been injured in a bus accident and you are thinking about making a claim, it is important that you get the best legal advice possible.
To this end, here are four tips for choosing the best lawyers:
- Always make sure your lawyer specialises in your kind of accident
Lawyers who specialise in personal injury law invariably specialise in a smaller section of it, such as medical negligence claims or accidents in the workplace. When choosing a lawyer to represent you, you should always ask about their area of expertise because while all personal injury lawyers know their stuff, specialists will be more efficient overall. So if you have been injured in a bus accident, ask for bus accident lawyers to represent you.
- Always ask about your lawyer’s case experience
When it comes to case experience, there are two things to consider: 1) How many cases a lawyer has worked, and 2) How many cases they have worked similar to your own. It goes without saying that the best bus accident lawyers to work your case will have experience in dealing with cases similar to your own. For example, a lawyer may have only recently started to work public transport accident cases. Are they best-placed to process your claim?
- Always ask about your lawyer’s success rate
In addition to case experience, another thing to consider is your lawyer’s success rate, which is a percentage of the amount of cases your lawyer has won. In personal injury law, a percentage of 80 per cent or more is considered excellent and this is especially true of bus accident lawyers who have practiced law for several years. You may find however, if your claim is particularly complex, that some lawyers will not take on your case; this is the case because some law firms are only interested in easy cases. This is certainly not the case with us, and we always assign the best lawyer for the job to the case.
- Always look at the bigger picture (law firm)
While it is all well and good looking into the credentials of your lawyer, do not forget to also look into the credentials of the law firm they work for. The best way to check a law firm’s reputation is to use a search engine like Bing or Google. Search for “law firm + reviews” (replacing law firm with your respective law firm’s name) and see what comes up. You may save yourself the hassle of poor customer service, or even a lengthy claims process.
Work with the best bus accident lawyers today
At Nationwide Injury Lawyers we have an in-house team of bus accident lawyers who specialise in all kinds of public transport accidents. We also operate a free, no obligation claims helpline on 0800 157 1437 which you can call to get informed on your legal rights.