How To Choose The Right Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you have suffered injuries or illness due to the negligent actions of someone else, you may be eligible for compensation.
When starting the claims process it is important to look for personal injury solicitors who specialise in dealing with cases similar to yours, for example medical negligence, accidents at work or road traffic accidents etc. Below is a list of the steps you should take when looking to hire a personal injury lawyer:
1. Look for Recommendations and Reviews
The best personal injury solicitors often come recommended from family and friends. It is also always worth reading online reviews of the law firms services on the likes of Trustpilot. True Solicitors are highly experienced in dealing with all types of personal injury claims and are rated as ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
2. Look for Accreditations
Experienced solicitors will be accredited within their field of expertise. Look out for evidence of recognition and accreditations on their website, such as The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, and affiliations with organisations that look after the welfare of the victims of personal injury such as APIL, Headway and MASS.
3. Evidence of Expertise
Read client testimonials and real life case studies to find out exactly how the solicitor has been able to help people who were affected in a similar way to yourself. It is also a good idea to look out for any stats and figures on the solicitors website that back up their claims of achievement such as the monetary amount in damages obtained for clients within a given time period, and their success rate in settling cases.
4. Clarity of Terms of Service
When engaging with a law firm make sure that you are clear on their terms of service and the fees that they will charge, so that there are no hidden surprises when your claim is settled. Make sure to read the terms and conditions set out in your client agreement fully, and highlight anything that you are not sure of with your file handler as early as possible.
5. Payment Terms
Ensure that you are fully aware of the firm’s payment structure and terms of payment. Most personal injury firms will handle your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis, however it is important to know what percentage of your final compensation figure will be deducted from your settlement. Our guide on how personal injury claims are funded explains more.
Start your claim
True Solicitors are highly experienced in obtaining compensation for clients who have suffered due to personal injury. We see injuries across the entire spectrum, from straightforward whiplash injuries, simple strains and sprains, to catastrophic life changing damages.
Contact us today on 0344 854 7000 or submit your details below and we will call you back at a time that is suitable for you.