Thursday, 22 March 2012

Why a good accident claims solicitor may make a difference to you

It may be the case that your first instinct, after suffering an accident, is to avoid legal processes and the use of an accident claims solicitor.

If so, that might be perfectly understandable but you may find that it is not always advisable.

Playing fair

The responsible party may not, unfortunately, share your initial instinct.

It would be nice to think that we lived in a world where people automatically accepted their responsibilities in situations where they were responsible for accidents that led to injury and damage to third parties but that may not be the case.

You may find that the other party simply refuses to accept liability or even if they do, they do not accept the impact that the accident may have had on your life.

It is a regrettable truth that in some cases, the responsible party may be motivated less by what is just for you and more by their desire to reduce the financial implications of their liability.

This is why if you are making accident compensation claims, as may be your legal right, it may be advisable to seek the help of a professional accident solicitor.

The solicitor’s role

At Bentley Accident Claims a qualified solicitor will always deal with your initial call.

Their role has many objectives but perhaps the primary one is to help you understand whether or not your accident is likely to be one that may be attributable to another party and successfully pursued. Typically, perhaps after obtaining additional information and all the facts, they may also be able to advise you on what they consider to be a realistic compensation sum that you may wish to pursue.

Your solicitor’s only role is to help protect your interests and to seek justice on your behalf.

They may be able to act for you on a no-win no-fee basis and if you do win compensation, this will typically go entirely to you, as the other party will meet your solicitor’s fees.

It might pay to remember that even if you are reluctant initially to consult an accident claims solicitor, the other party may already have appointed legal expertise to act on their behalf against you!