The personal injury lawyer you choose to work your injury claim is important, because a good lawyer can speed up the process, present your case in a way that pushes for the maximum amount of compensation possible and adapt to any case changes to ensure that the other side has no option but to meet your settlement demands. In addition to this, good lawyers support their clients and coordinate any care they or their family needs.
Seek Out National Law Firms
Where can you find the right injury lawyer? The best place to start your search and make a new enquiry is with a national law firm.
National law firms, such as UK Claim Lawyers, have access to the best solicitors with the highest success rates. And because they work with and employ so many first-rate lawyers, finding a solicitor who has worked many cases similar to your own successfully is easy.
When you contact such a law firm, simply ask to speak to someone who specialises in your kind of accident, and you will be connected with somebody qualified.
Ask Family and Friends for Recommendations
Alternatively, another great way to find a good injury lawyer is to ask family and friends if they have any recommendations. Your aunt, your uncle, your second removed cousin or a friend you haven’t spoken to in years may have put in a claim for a personal injury successfully and they will probably be happy to refer you to their lawyer.
If you do get such a recommendation however, you should always look into the recommended lawyer further and the best way to do this is by using a search engine like Bing or Google. Simply search for ‘lawyer name reviews’ (replace lawyer name with your lawyer) and see what comes up.
It is impossible for law firms to hide negative feedback online so if there’s anything you should know about a lawyer before proceeding with a claim, you’ll definitely find it online.
Always make sure that your Lawyer is Qualified
It goes without saying that there are dodgy lawyers out there, and there are people who call themselves a lawyer when they are in fact not qualified to do so. It takes around seven years to become a qualified lawyer and all lawyers in the United Kingdom must hold a practicing certificate issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
This certificate guarantees that the lawyer you are considering is who they say they are.
Always ask to see this practicing certificate or ask for your lawyer’s SRA roll number so that you can check their credentials against the SRA’s roll of solicitors.