Accidents never come after knocking at your door. The worst thing about them is that no one expects to happen to him unless it really happens. That is why many people are unprepared for these. If you have to make a compensation claim for an accident, you need to have a knowledgeable personal injury solicitor to guide you through the process.
There are some basic points that you should take care of before selecting the best from all the personal injury solicitors Manchester available:
The personal injury solicitor should be well qualified and experienced
With the increasing demand of these professionals, the personal injury solicitors have selected particular areas of expertise in which they work. If you are involved in a case of accident, you should select the solicitor specialized in this field. If the accident claim solicitor you choose is not specialized in this particular area, he may be unaware of the latest changes in the laws governing this area. In such case, instead of getting the claim, you may end up paying more.
The solicitor should not charge you any fee rather he should have a ‘no win-no fee’ policy
The best solicitor is the one who guarantees you that you will get the compensation. The solicitors that work on a ‘no win-no fee’ policy are sure of getting the compensation for the client. They can also claim for their fee from the opponent in the agreement and you will not be responsible for any fee payment. The Access to Justice Act permits the solicitor to do so.
No out-of-pocket expenses clause should be included in the conditional fee agreement
In many cases, the solicitor includes a clause in the agreement which states that if any overtime expenses occur during the process like any medical treatment, phone or fax bills, etc., The client will be responsible for them. However the solicitor is himself responsible for these costs.
He should educate the client properly before taking any step
There are many minute details of the cases that the client is unaware of. These details should be explained to the client thoroughly so that he can suggest something which he thinks to be beneficial. In many cases, the solicitors do whatever they want to do and don’t listen to the client. They take some very significant steps which they feel to be beneficial for getting the compensation. Depending upon the case, it may be settled outside or drawn into the court. If you want to settle it outside the court, you should ask your solicitor to suggest the suitable way. If you want to settle the case outside and your solicitor thinks otherwise, or vice versa, you should discuss the pros and cons of both the options and then take a more suitable decision.
This is very important- what if you lose?
Keep this point in mind that in the worst case, that is if you don’t get the claim, you will be facing all the expenses you incurred till date. If your personal injury solicitors Manchesteris again and again discussing about what if you lose, this will indicate his lack of confidence in your winning the claim.