Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they may be entitled to
Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
The personal injury lawyers we work with at The Compensation Experts spend years acquiring the knowledge and experience necessary to negotiate the highest possible compensation for our clients. While there is nothing to stop you from writing a letter to the responsible party and asking for them to acknowledge their liability and pay you damages, without capable legal muscle behind your request, there is also nothing to stop them ignoring you. If you want your potential claim to be a success then you need a personal injury lawyer.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
A solicitor is far more than simply a name on a letter. When you hire one, you hire a legal team who will fight your corner with their expertise of personal injury law. They know what evidence is necessary, whose witness statement is more valuable to your claim, how to negotiate with other solicitors, and when to consider or reject an offer.
A personal injury lawyer is 100% committed to securing the best possible outcome for you and, in the case of a serious personal injury, that could mean the difference between a payment in the tens of thousands, or the hundreds of thousands.
Personal injury lawyers:
- Determine whether your claim has a strong likelihood of succeeding
- Understand the evidence you need and how to submit it to show your claim is valid
- Are not intimidated by dealing with other solicitors who are fighting against paying you
- Know personal injury law and how to proceed
- Have the experience to know when to accept an offer, and when it is too low
- Will shield you from the stress and difficult aspects of making a claim
When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
In most instances, you have three years from the date of your accident in which to engage the services of a personal injury lawyer. However, the most successful claims are often those which are started shortly after an accident when evidence is easier to obtain, and the details are still clear in witnesses’ memories. Therefore, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible after your accident.
Even if you have not yet decided whether you will start a claim, having the knowledge of what you are entitled to, what to do and how long it will take will help you make the right decision for you and your family when the time comes.
What Happens if You Don’t Have a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If the circumstances around your claim are undeniable, for example, if the police report clearly shows another party was liable, and you have details of your injury in your medical records, then you are likely to receive a low offer of compensation from the other party’s solicitor. You must decide whether this is acceptable or if you will pursue a fair payment.
If liability is at all blurry, or there is evidence that shows you were partially at fault, your offer may reduce, or they may reject your claim completely and wait for you to take them to court. Either way, the process takes a lot longer than if you use a personal injury lawyer to make your claim.
To find out more about claiming compensation, contact The Compensation Experts today for a free, no-obligation discussion.
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In these cases you may then have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more