There are numerous companies offering their services to those who have been injured in an accident that was not their fault. But how do you ensure that you end up with the right solicitor? You need one who will work hard on your behalf and who will do their best to secure justice for you.
Not All Solicitors Are the Same
Finding a good solicitor requires more than picking a name out of the phone book. You need to find someone who has the knowledge to deal with your claim in a professional and competent manner. But you also need to have a rapport with them and feel that you can trust them. There is no reason why you cannot interview a number of solicitors before you find someone that you feel comfortable with, but realistically, most people settle for the first solicitor that they consult. If this is the case, then you should be aware that you can change your solicitor if for any reason you are unhappy with the service that they provide.
Questions to Ask
There are a number of questions that you should bear in mind when looking for a good no-win, no-fee solicitor to help you in your claim. Don’t be afraid to ask, because although you may not be paying them yourself, it is your successful claim that will provide their fees. It’s a good idea to check what experience your potential solicitor has with other similar claims. A solicitor who specialises in dealing with complex medical issues for medical negligence claims may not be as successful in claims dealing with work-related illnesses, for example. Although personal injury laws apply equally across such matters, there are differences in the evidence required and the way in which the claim is handled. You must also feel as though you can ask any questions of your solicitor, as this engenders trust and will help you to rightly feel as though your opinion matters. Noting how they respond to simple questions at the start of a claim will give you a good indication as to how you will be dealt with as the claim progresses.
Why Choose No-Win, No-Fee?
Most solicitors who deal with personal injury claims will do so on a no-win, no-fee basis, but this does not mean that those who don’t work in this way are somehow superior to those who do. No-win, no-fee was introduced as a means of allowing better access to justice for those vulnerable members of society who had been injured through the carelessness or negligence of others, but who couldn’t necessarily fund their own claim. This means that no matter what the state of your finances, if you have a valid claim it can be pursued under a no-win, no-fee arrangement.