If you have been involved in an accident, then you will need a solicitor to handle your accident claim & get you the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Due to a number of different specialties in the area of personal injury, you may want to research a solicitor who is experienced in a specific field. For instance, if the injury that occurred is from a road traffic accident, it will require different expertise from a solicitor than a work accident solicitor. It is important to contact a solicitor within a reasonably short period of time in order not to exceed the time limit of making a claim and you can still legally make your claim whilst the accident is fresh in your mind.
For instance, the legal time limit for a claim of negligence is three years from the time a person first becomes aware that they have suffered an injury due to negligence. While three years may seem like a long time to you now but you will be surprised how quickly time will pass. You must file your accident claim & compensation request within the legally specified time frame.This is why it is important to determine the type of solicitor you will need as soon as possible. While it is possible for a time extension to be granted, it rarely happens and some very rigorous conditions must be met in order for this to happen.
If you have never worked with a solicitor for accident claim & compensation before, you may wonder how to go about finding the one that is right for you. Many individuals begin by asking friends or work associates who have experienced similar issues for recommendations but we advise you to search for a solicitor on the internet as well. It’s a big world out there so don’t confine your choices to just a handful of accident claim solicitors. You can go online and search for an accident claim & compensation solicitor based on your accident type. You can narrow your search by looking for those who work specifically with medical negligence, public accidents, work accidents or road traffic accidents, depending on your circumstances. You may be able to find sites that assist you in comparing different solicitors online. This can be very helpful as you will often be able to compare many different solicitors, at one time, in one place. If you are concerned about your ability to pay fees, you may also be able to compare solicitors using a comparison site and determine whether or not the solicitor is willing to enter into a conditional fee agreement (No Win No Fee), based on a case by case basis.
It is important that you feel comfortable with whoever you choose to represent your accident claim & compensation claim. If they feel that you do not have a valid case, they will usually let you know right away. Once you know you have a case and decide to go ahead with your choice of solicitor you will then be able to begin working toward and getting the compensation you deserve.