If you have met with an accident that led to a personal injury, you need the services of a personal injury solicitor if you want to qualify for compensation. There are many personal Injury Solicitors Dublin. However, not all are capable of providing high-quality services at pocket-friendly cost. That is why you have to take the time to search for the most suitable personal injury solicitor. Luckily, there are simple actions that you can take when you want to find the best personal injury solicitor to help you get the compensation you deserve. The things that you should do include;
Consider the cost
Although it is very important to consider the cost when looking for a solicitor, you should not let it be the only factor that is guiding you. This is because a solicitor who quotes the lowest price may not be the best one for you. Instead of putting your focus on cost alone, you should focus on getting value for your money. You should strive to get a solicitor who will provide you with the best services at a fair cost. There are many solicitors out there who may want to overcharge you for no good reason. Make sure that you understand how a solicitor is going to charge you before you decide to hire him/her. In most cases, solicitors like to handle matters on “no-win-no-fee” basis.
Consider the experience and track record
Not all solicitors can handle your personal injury case the way you expect it to be handled. That is why you have to make sure that you are hiring someone who is familiar with cases that are similar to yours before. You should check how long a given person has been practicing as a personal injury solicitor before you think about hiring him/her. Also, find out how many cases that are similar to yours that a given solicitor has handled and his/her success rate.
You are likely to get what you want if you seek the services of someone who has handled cases that are similar to yours before. Check reviews from other people who have used the services of a given solicitor before
You definitely don’t want to deal with a solicitor who will not be providing you with fast responses. This is something that many people who seek the services of solicitors complain about. Do not insist on hiring a given solicitor when you clearly know that he/she is overwhelmed by work.
So what exactly is ‘personal injury’?
Not every accident counts as a personal injury case, in order to make a claim, your injury must have been caused by the negligence of another individual, a property management company, a property owner or even a local, state or federal government.
A personal injury could be:
-A physical injury, disease, illness/death or
-A psychological injury or illness
The main dispute in any personal injury claim is negligence. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence or lack of duty of care then you may be entitled to compensation. But this, of course, has to be proven. There are 4 things you must prove to hold a ‘party’ legally liable for your injury to be awarded damages:
-The party had a duty to act reasonably according to the circumstances
-The party breached the duty
-The party’s breach of duty caused you to be harmed
-You suffered monetary damages due to the harm you suffered when the party breached its duty of care
After coming to a conclusion about what your injury is and who you are going to hold responsible, you then have to think about if the injury has happened purely by chance and couldn’t be prevented or have you became injured as the result of the other ‘party’s’ actions. Lastly, if you think the injury has been caused because of another party’s actions, then do you have sufficient evidence to support this? If so then you may have a greater chance of winning your claim.
If your injury comes under these pointers then you are most likely in a position to make a claim for ‘personal injury’.
If you are unsure whether you are in a position to make a claim or not you can receive free and impartial advice from the team at Beecham peacock solicitors in Newcastle, the discussion is free of charge and there is no obligation to use their services.