There are loads of Injury Lawyers for you out there, they advertise on the TV, in the newspapers, on the radio, in fact you can't get away from them no matter how hard you may try. But what this means is that you have choices and a good selection of injury lawyers to choose from.
Because location of your injury lawyer is pretty irrelevant in so far as far as selecting a lawyer is concerned, you can have your pick of the best in the Country.
So how do you go about selecting the right one for you, here are 5 top tips to keeping you on the right course:
You should make sure your injury lawyer knows his/her stuff. This gets more important the bigger the claim and the more complicated the claim. It sounds a pretty obvious point, and it's probably the least you expect from an injury lawyer, but trust me, the knowledge that injury lawyers holds varies considerably. If injury lawyers don't keep updated and well informed of relevant legal developments/changes then it may affect your claim.
To improve your chances of speaking to a solicitor that knows there stuff, you should seek advice from a specialist Injury Lawyer with expert experience in injury claims -
You can't really expect a General Solicitor or a Criminal Lawyer to provide you with the level of service that a specialist Injury Lawyer can provide.
It's all very well your injury lawyer knowing his/her stuff, but they have also got to apply there knowledge and to make sure your claim is progressed efficiently. All the injury claims knowledge in the world isn't going to get those letters and chasers in the post - if your Injury Lawyer is to busy to handle your claim this can seriously delay settlement.
Knowledge + Application = Quicker Compensation Settlement
They may know there stuff and do the work, but is your Injury Lawyer equipped to negotiate the best settlement for you. The best get on the telephone and personally speak to the other insurers to try and get the best for your settlement.
Is your injury lawyer equipped to negotiate the best settlement for you? How well they negotiate with the other insurers on the phone can drastically improve the compensation you may receive.
It doesn't matter whether they use charm or fear, as long as they use the best method to get you the best results.
4. Friendly and Approachable:
Do you like your Injury Lawyer? Do they treat you with the respect that you deserve?
An injury claim can be a long process, and you may find that you speak to your Injury Lawyer frequently and over a long period of time. Therefore, it's important that you can get on with your Injury Lawyer and feel comfortable with giving them a call at anytime.
The worst thing that you can get from an "Injury Lawyer" is "no advice" - It's almost as bad as "bad advice".
Injury Lawyers are there to advise, so that is exactly what they should do - give good advice.
However, there are many circumstances when it's not always possible for your Injury Lawyer to give definitive advice and it would be negligent for a Solicitor to do so in such a circumstance, but they should at least bring this to your attention that the advice you may be receiving is not 100% absolute.
If you are unsure of the advice given by your injury lawyer then give them a call, explain what it is you are unsure of, you may be pleasantly surprised with the response.