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When An Injury Lawyer Is Called For

Jul 16, 2008
There are many different businesses set up now that will fight to win you compensation for an accident that is not your fault. There are set procedures in place that allow you to fight a case to win compensation when you are involved in an incident that is not your fault. The amount of compensation that the person receives depends upon the injuries received and the damage to any property or belongings in the accident.

Examples of these accidents that can occur are a car accident where the victim is run into, or a ladder falls on top of someone as they are walking under it. These will all allow for the victim to claim compensation and go to court. This is where a specialist injury lawyer comes in and helps support the victim and will use all their expertise during the case to help win the money that the victim deserves.

The injury lawyers are experts in their field and will listen to your injury problems and effects of the accident. This allows them to assess how successful the case will be and whether or not the victim will get compensation. This is the next step where the injury lawyer will advise the person on what is the best solution to sorting out the case and what action to take if any. They will then answer any questions that the victim may have concerning the case and this will help with confidence and help reassure the victim that their case is secure.

The next step of the process is where the injury lawyer will use all their knowledge and skill to fight for your corner in a court case and they make sure the person who has caused the incident pays all of the compensation that is owed. If the lawyer manages to win the case then most companies will make sure that the victim will receive all of the compensation with no hidden costs or payments that are taken out of the money.

The claim may also vary in length depending on the type of injury or incident that has occurred. For example, if it is a car accident or slip the case can be settled in a few months, but if it is a lot more serious with life changing injuries being sustained that the case can take considerably longer due to higher costs and more compensation being owed.

Most companies have set up a time range for when you can make your claim. This is around three years so if someone makes a claim after the three year mark then the case cannot be seen through. Another factor that affects the outcome of the case is the famous saying: 'no win, no fee'. This is an agreement that allows the victim to make the claim and if it fails in court there are no expenses to be paid. But there is a loop hole in the system as if the person withdraws early from the case then there is a chance you may be expected to pay for charges that have occurred.

The market is quite big with a few large organisations willing to do this service to the public. The businesses that are running in this market are a connection of high class solicitors that will take you through the claim and manage everything on your behalf. This means that the relationship between you and your solicitor will be completely independent and will have nothing to do with the business dealing with injury claims.
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Legal expert Catherine Harvey talks to compensation expert James Parker about how injury lawyers can help in small or large claims.
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