Choosing the Best Personal Injury Lawyer

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Carrie Tennick, June 11, 2021

Having any kind of accident is a hugely stressful and worrying time. With so much to think about after it happens, you could find the process overwhelming – and that’s before you even think about making a compensation claim.

But when you do decide to take legal action and get the justice you’re entitled to, you could find that choosing the best personal injury lawyer isn’t as easy as you might have thought.

You have a huge amount of options for an injury solicitor to manage your claim. The important thing is to find a lawyer you can trust.

So how do you choose the right one for you?

Other client experiences

Just as you want to be able to trust anyone who is carrying out any services for you – from a builder to a surgeon – you’ll want to trust your solicitor. But how do you know a lawyer is trustworthy?

Online reviews can help you make an informed decision based on other clients’ experiences. Review sites like Trustpilot are a particularly helpful way of finding out what people think of a business. They could help you decide on the best personal injury lawyer for you.

You can also look at customer experiences using case studies. These can often show you how much compensation was awarded to someone like you.

If a firm lacks any case studies or client stories, they may not have had many successes to highlight. So take a look around a company’s website and look at how they’ve helped people in the past.

Trust yourself

There’s also your own impression. When you speak to an advisor for the first time, weigh up whether you feel comfortable and at ease. You’ll get a sense of whether you’d feel confident letting their team handle a claim for you.

Do they sound sympathetic and are they sorry about your accident? Do they talk you through the process and what you can expect? Do they explain all potential fees?

That first contact will set the tone, so if you feel you can trust the advisor you speak to, there’s a good chance that you’ll trust the solicitor you work with.

Look for accreditations

You should always choose to work with a firm that is properly accredited. Law firms are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which ensures that lawyers meet certain standards.

First4Lawyers work with SRA-accredited solicitors, so you know you will be in good hands. Meanwhile, we are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We comply with the SRA’s Code of Conduct to provide you with the best experience at a difficult time.

We understand how upsetting an accident is, so we do all we can to make sure you can access justice and the compensation that will help your recovery.

What a good lawyer does

A good personal injury lawyer will make sure that you understand what’s going to happen when you choose to make a claim and what they will do for you.

They’ll put together a strong case by compiling all your evidence and making sure your injuries are properly examined and documented. They’ll then inform the party responsible for your accident that you are making a claim and they’ll then become the point of contact for them, meaning you don’t have to be.

Above all, a good solicitor will fight to get you the maximum compensation you’re entitled to. This will go a long way towards getting you on the road to recovery.

Rely on experts

After an accident, the last thing you want to do is have to look through countless websites to find the right personal injury lawyer. First4Lawyers works with experienced and qualified lawyers and firms, who will work hard to get you the compensation you’re legally entitled to.

We’ve been helping people like you get justice for 13 years – and we’re ready to do the same for you if you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own.

To find out how we could introduce you to one of our specialist solicitors, just get in touch. Give us a call or start your claim online and we’ll take it from there. We’re here to make everything simple and straightforward.

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