Dec. 7, 2010
-- To understand your personal injury rights and maximise any potential claim, it is strongly recommended that you seek the advice of a personal injury solicitor. An experienced personal injury solicitor will guide you through the complexities and processes involved in personal injury law. After the first meeting with a solicitor they should be able to advise you on the merits and potential value of your case. The solicitor should also provide you with a strategy on how best to proceed in the matter. Your personal injury solicitor is there to work with their client - they can advise, but the ultimate decision is the clients. You should choose a personal injury solicitor on the basis of the advice they provide during the initial meeting. Personal Injury disputes are stressful and it is key that you have a report and trust your personal injury solicitor. An experienced personal injury solicitor will manage your expectations with the art of the possible, providing a concise understanding of the likely scenarios going forward. The first step to making a claim involves your solicitor sending a claim letter to the person or business responsible for your accident, known as the defendant. The letter will set out the details of your injury and the circumstances in which it took place. When an expert opinion to support your claim is necessary, e.g. from a doctor, your solicitors will suggest a relevant specialist. The defendant then has to investigate and reply to the claim letter within a fixed period, usually no more than three months, stating whether they accept or deny liability for your injury. When a defendant accepts liability, our solicitor will try to settle the matter out of court.
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