If you have been injured in an accident, it is your legal right to seek legal advice. Under the circumstances, legal advice can be offered to you for free, either through an appointment with a lawyer or via an accident helpline. However, not all legal advice is created equal, and as a result it is worthwhile doing some research to find a reputable law firm.
Here is what you should look for when choosing a law firm – and by looking out for these things, you will hopefully find the perfect law firm to represent you:
Look at their specialisms
Many law firms and claims companies specialise in a specific type of accident, such as road traffic accidents or accidents in the workplace. It is important to consider what the specialisms of the company you contact are, so that you can be sure that they are the right people to take your claim forward. So for example, if you have been injured on a public footpath, a law firm specialising in injuries in public places will be best-placed to help you.
Always look for reviews
Reviews – and especially those published online – are a fantastic way to get a sense of how a law firm operates and what level of customer care you can expect. To find reviews for a law firm, simply open Google or another search engine and type in “law firm reviews” (put the name of the firm where law firm is) and see what comes up. There could be hundreds of reviews just waiting to be read which will help you choose the right law firm.
Consider calling their helpline
The best law firms tend to offer an accident advice helpline which anybody can call to get free and no obligation claims advice. You should call this helpline if you want immediate and relevant legal advice. By doing so, you will be able to ask the law firm about how they process claims and get answers to your claims-related questions. Furthermore, you can start claiming with them because they are law firms with their own in-house lawyers.
Look out for experience
In addition to looking at specialisms, you should also consider how long a law firm has been in business. If a law firm has been operating for several years, then this is a good sign that they can be trusted to process your claim. You should also ask about the experience of any individual lawyer you speak to. Ask them how many cases they have handled that are similar to your own, to get a clear picture about how qualified they are to work on your claim.