If you have been injured in an accident and you are thinking about making a claim, it is only natural that you should want the best possible lawyer to represent you.
Thankfully, finding a good lawyer is relatively easy. You should start your search with a larger, national law firm, because they invariably have the most in-house lawyers specialising in specific categories of personal injury law. For example, with a national law firm, you can get an experienced motorbike accident lawyer to work your case if you have been injured as or by a motorcyclist whilst out on the road.
Here’s some top tips for choosing the best lawyer following an injury:
These need have been in business for several years, and they need to have a wide range of in-house lawyers specialising in different areas of personal injury law. But above all else, law firms should have a glowing reputation for success and customer care.
To assess a law firm’s reputation, you should use a search engine such as Google or Bing or Yahoo to search for reviews and forum discussions about the law firm.
Lawyers are judged by their ‘success rate’, which is a percentage of the amount of cases a lawyer has won. An experienced lawyer will likely have a success rate above 80 per cent, and this figure is definitely worth using as a benchmark. Anything above 80 per cent is a very good score – and the higher the percentage the better for your claim.
Case experience is also important. You should opt for a lawyer who either specialises in your kind of accident, or a lawyer who has worked cases similar to your own with success.
In addition to processing your personal claim, good lawyers after an injury will also be able to coordinate any medical care you need. This is a particularly valuable service if you do not have anybody to take care of you, such as if you live at home and have no family. A good lawyer will also be able to put you in touch with people who can help you financially, if your accident has had an adverse effect on your ability to make ends meet.
Your Personal Injury Claim
Above all else, a good personal injury lawyer will build you a compelling case for compensation and push for the maximum amount of compensation possible. Their primary aim will be to get you an amount which is fair and proportionate to your injuries and your level of pain and suffering. They will also ensure that the compensation you are awarded can support you through your road to recovery, no matter how long that road may be.