How To Choose The Right Accident Claim Solicitors?

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If you have suffered an injury in a car or workplace accident, what should you look for in a good accident claim solicitor? Read this guide to discover what questions you need answers to before you make your final decision.

1. Choose A Specialist.

If you have been injured you must make sure that you choose a specialist accident claim solicitor. You need a solicitor who does nothing else with their time except to claim accident compensation for injured accident victims. Do not choose a solicitor who one day is pursuing a personal injury claim, the next day a property matter and on the third day dealing with Wills. You need a solicitor that does nothing else except accident claims. This is the only way that you can improve the chances of winning your compensation claim.

2. Choose A Solicitor Who You Actually Like.

Although this may not seem important, remember that the whole compensation claim process can take some months or years to be completed. You need to be happy to speak regularly with your solicitor. Whereas many solicitors used to seem to enjoy being rude to their clients, this is no longer the case. If you do find a solicitor that you cannot build a relationship with, change them.

3. Look For Good Feedback From Previous Clients.

If you think you have found a good solicitor, the next thing to do is to ask them to show you feedback from their previous clients, or look on their website for testimonials. If you cannot find at least ten of them, do you really want to risk instructing this solicitor? Good feedback from other people who have used the solicitor’s services should give you some confidence.

4. Are They Actually A Solicitor?

A lot of accident claims nowadays are dealt with by paralegals rather than solicitors, especially in some of the larger claims. However, you can still have your claim dealt with by a solicitor or a legal executive (similar level of qualification as a solicitor).

5. Will You Keep All Of Your Compensation?

There is no reason that you should lose any of your compensation to pay any part of the solicitor’s fees. Ensure that you ask this question before you instruct a solicitor to help you.

6. Will It Cost You Anything To Make An Accident Claim?

You should not have to pay any costs or expenses, the service should be free for you to use, so again make sure you ask this when you are choosing your solicitor.

7. Do They Have Any External Endorsements Of Their Expertise?

If you want external proof of the solicitor’s expertise ask if they are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. To be accepted onto this panel a solicitor will have to show many years’ experience and that they have successfully dealt with many other accident claims.


Use the above questions to narrow down your search for the right accident claim solicitor for you.

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