If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault and you are thinking about making a claim for financial compensation, it is worthwhile taking your time when choosing who to represent you. Not all lawyers are created equal.
To help you choose the right personal injury claim lawyer, here’s some tips:
- Ask about your lawyer’s case experience
Personal injury lawyers tend to have a mixed case experience. For example, most will have worked road traffic accident claims and workplace claims. To get the best result with your personal injury claim, however, it is worthwhile choosing somebody who specialises in your kind of accident exclusively. A personal injury claim lawyer who has worked many cases similar to your own can be considered an expert, so always ask about their case experience.
- Ask about your lawyer’s success rate
The success rate is a percentage of the amount of cases a lawyer has one. The higher the percentage the better and anything over 80 per cent is considered excellent. You should ask about your lawyer’s success rate to get a sense of how good they are at what they do.
- Look into the law firm’s reputation more closely
Even if a lawyer is experienced and they have a high success rate, this does not guarantee that the service you receive will be excellent. To ensure you get good customer service throughout the claims process, always choose a reputable law firm. The best way to find a reputable law firm is to use a search engine like Bing or Google and read any reviews of the law firms that you are interested in representing you. You should also look on the law firm’s social media pages, if available, to see if there are any reviews or messages there.
- Additional support and legal services from your personal injury claim lawyer
While all lawyers will provide you with legal advice and represent you in your claim, some go one step further and support their client throughout the claims process. For example, if you are unable to plan and coordinate your own medical care, a good personal injury claim lawyer will do this for you. Or if you require financial advice, your lawyer will be able to refer you to somebody who can help you. A good lawyer will also be able to provide the same services for any family members who have been affected by your accident and injuries.
Looking for a top lawyer? Call Nationwide Injury Lawyers today
At Nationwide Injury Lawyers all our in-house lawyers operate to the highest standards and we can get you the compensation you deserve. To find out more about our legal services or for help making your claim, call us today for free and with no obligation on 0800 157 1437.