Accident and Personal Injuries
|Date Added: November 08, 2010 02:17:22 AM|
|Author: Peter Petrelli|
|Category: Society: Law|
Around 1.2 million people die in road accidents and 50 million people get injured every year around the globe. If you are injured in an accident, to be able to make a claim for compensation, it is essential that your injury or illness occurred as a result of someone else's carelessness. This is legal known as negligence. But if an accident happens as a result of your own carelessness you will have no claim.
It is always better to hire a personal injury lawyer instead of getting help from a public prosecutor. In addition, if it isn't possible to show that an accident was someone else's fault even if it wasn't your own it is very unlikely you will be able to recover anything. Sitting at home and suffering in silence will not help you either medically or legally. So you have to stand up to take action against one’s negligence.
A personal injury attorney represents your legal interests and has experience dealing with law. Most of them are concerned with all types of accident claim including: Workplace Accidents, Car Accidents, Traffic Accidents and Whiplash Accidents. The lawyer you hire can efficiently handle your case to ensure that you win and get the compensation that you deserve. The lawyer will also make you aware of all the court procedures you need to follow to win the case.
If you want to increase your winning odds and get the compensation you deserve, you must hire qualified and intelligent lawyer’s who seeks for all possible ways to ensure that you win the case. You will find numerous solicitors who accepts accident claim cases on a 'No win No Fee' arrangement (or conditional fee agreement). This agreement always help victim/ client from losing money as if the case is lost, they do not have to pay legal fees.
When it comes to choosing a personal injury attorney to be sure from your side that you are hiring the right personal injury attorney, some important things you need to initially ask him/her.
1. The achievements and certifications are probably one of the first things you need to ask a personal injury attorney.
2. You can ask them about the number of cases he/she has been associated with and the number of positive results.
3. You should ask him How long has he or she been in practice
4. How would the attorney handle your situation? What is the process?
5. How long will it take to bring the matter to a conclusion?
6. How would the lawyer charge for his or her services?
7. Is there a time limit (called a "statute of limitations") by which you must settle the case or file a lawsuit?
Prior to hiring a personal injury attorney, you must be prepared with these and some other questionnaire which would decide if you are consulting the right attorney or not. If the personal injury attorney does not give satisfactory answers, you can reject him/her and look for other attorney.
Lawford Kidd is recognized in Scotland as expert claims lawyers & compensation solicitors. We can help you if you have suffered an accident or injury that was not your fault. For more details visit www.lawfordkidd.co.uk
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