With so much at stake, you need to find a personal injury claims company that you can trust. Beyond anything else, you should feel comfortable with the solicitors, as you’ll potentially be spending a lot of time with them in the future.
Where possible, get recommendations from friends and family or look at reviews online. If you know the business to be reputable, you’re on to a good start, as you’ll immediately duck any scams out there (yes, they are unfortunately prolific). The company should be local to you, so they’re easily accessible, as well as experts in your specific type of injury claim. Consider the following before you make your final decision:
Choosing Your Company
Don’t just settle for the first company that you stumble upon; make a shortlist of your favourite and have a chat with your top three over the telephone. Although most companies let you get away with one free consultation, double-check that you won’t have to pay for this chinwag. If the business isn’t trying to charge you for simple things from the very beginning, it’s a good sign.
Free Telephone Meeting
If you want to talk to professional solicitors without leaving the house, you can meet and greet on the dog and bone. You’ll probably talk to someone who won’t take your case; an employee that’s paid to man the phones. Every personal injury claim company will have a sales team specifically designed to reel you in. Lawyers are exceptionally busy, but if it’s possible, ask to speak to the solicitor that would take your case.
What Should You Ask?
Confirm that the company operates on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis and this includes all costs. Don’t find yourself in a position where your case is successful, but you have to pay your lawyer anyway – all costs should be covered by the other party. Ask about all the other ‘hidden fees,’ such as paying for medical reports, that can be quite pricy.
Do They Specialise In Personal Injury Claims?
Don’t choose the wrong set of lawyers for the job. Select a company whose experience largely revolves around personal injury claims. This could be the crucial difference between winning and losing the case.
How Much Trial Experience Does The Company/Solicitor Have?
You may consider a lack of trial experience a negative, but that’s not necessarily the be-all-and-end –all. It may just mean that they’re fantastic at agreeing out of court settlements, which is definitely a bonus; so that’s definitely something to look in to. Court cases are expensive for everyone, across the board. It’s always worth coming to a mutually beneficial settlement, if you can.
How Much Compensation Do They Think They Can Claim For?
With more court experience, a lawyer will probably have a more accurate answer to this question. Usually you can get a ballpark figure before you sign up with any personal injury company.
Jigsaw Law personal injury solicitors help claimants get the compensation they deserve, but understand the difficulty involved in deciding which solicitor to select, so they provide helpful posts throughout the web