If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own and you are thinking about making a claim, the legal advice you receive in the coming months is very important, because it will sway your decision with regards to making a claim or not.
To make sure that you get the very best legal advice, it is important to seek the council of a reputable and experienced injury lawyer.
How to choose a reputable injury lawyer
A reputable injury lawyer can be defined as a legal professional who wins the majority of their cases and provides a high level of client care. In an ideal world, the lawyer will also have processed several hundred accident claims similar to your own. Case experience is an important point, because with case experience comes know-how. You want a lawyer on your side who knows how to win cases, no matter the circumstances of the accident itself.
The first place to start your search is with a large, national law firm. Large law firms are large for a reason – they win their cases. They also invariably have access to a huge network of personal injury solicitors and a team of specialist in-house lawyers.
To find such law firms, open Google or another search engine and search for “personal injury law firm” and see what comes up. The first few results will be larger law firms, the reason being that they usually have the best online presences. Take a look at the first page of results and read each law firm’s ‘about’ page. Also read their client testimonials to get a sense of their results and how they treat their clients. You should also look for reviews of the law firms online, to see what discussions real people are having about them.
Additional services offered by lawyers
In addition to providing you with legal advice and processing your accident claim, a reputable injury lawyer should also be able to coordinate any medical care you need. They may also be able to coordinate medical care and support for your family, if they have been directly impacted by your accident. Not all lawyers offer this service, so if you will likely require it, then it is best to clarify this aspect of the claims process before proceeding.
Last but not least, it is also important to ask a lawyer about their ‘success rate’. This is a percentage of the amount of cases a lawyer has won. In the personal injury law field, a percentage above 80 per cent is considered excellent. 80 per cent should be the benchmark figure you look for when choosing a reputable injury lawyer in the UK.