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How to choose an injury or accident lawyer

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First4Lawyers, July 09, 2018

In this legal guide we look at how you select a solicitor suited to your individual needs.

Different ways to choose an accident or injury lawyer

  • Decide on what legal help you need and find a solicitor that specialises in your chosen area. Solicitors usually focus on certain areas of law.
  • Seek recommendations from friends and family members.
  • Visit a variety of websites and compare and contrast the benefits of each.
  • Understand the fees the solicitor charges, which is usually a percentage of the compensation won.
  • Ask to view the solicitors practising certificate issued by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority, to ensure the solicitor is qualified and has insurance.  The should have an SRA number.
  • Solicitors are required to work in accordance with rules set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority above all, so you will need to find a solicitor who will adhere to these rules and will work in an ethical manner and maintain integrity at all times.
  • If you’re on a low income it may be possible to receive legal aid.
  • Try to avoid the cold-calling claims companies. They are breaking regulations and may try to push you into something you may not want.
  • Try to avoid companies offering 100% compensation, as this is very often too good to be true.

First4Lawyers demand the best levels of service from our solicitors. We will never cold-call you, and our solicitors can only take a maximum of 25% of the final compensation payment.

They are all specialists in their fields, are all highly qualified and adhere strictly to the rules set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

What’s more, all our solicitors sign up to a 35 point customer charter that ensures you get the best possible service. You don’t need to worry about finding a solicitor who will be ethical, as we will do all the work for you. All you need to do is pick up the phone and have a free, no-obligation chat with us.

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