You may feel like the details surrounding your accident are so clear that making a claim will be straightforward and ultimately, easy for you to secure compensation. Personal injury cases can, however, be made complicated by a multitude of factors and if you begin a claim without legal representation, there's a chance you'll find a number of obstacles ahead of you.
Personal injury can be life changing and so an award of compensation can make a significant difference. Compensation covers many aspects of loss from loss of earning, to pain and suffering, medical expenses and decline in overall quality of life. Arguing for each of these factors can be challenging, especially if you do not have a thorough grasp of the law in this area and familiarity with previous cases.
That's where specialist personal injury lawyers come in. A legal expert in this area can ensure you receive the maximum compensation due to you – it's their profession. Does your lawyer need to be based in Edinburgh? No, although local knowledge of the courts and easier access to local Edinburgh legal advice can be invaluable.
Your claim may involve complex legal issues that you might be unaware of, making the case difficult to argue and equally, making any crucial oversights could result in you receiving a lower amount of compensation. It is absolutely essential you have legal advice from the outset if your claim falls into the following categories:
Severe injuries – This includes brain and spinal injuries or an injury in which you suffer significantly reduced capacity.
Long-term or permanent injuries – Where you are likely to be injured for a long period of time, indefinitely or the damage is irreparable.
Medical malpractice – Where your injury is caused by careless or negligent medical treatment.
These cases are particularly serious and complex and thus it is essential you seek professional advice.
In addition, insurance companies will ultimately challenge any claim for compensation to avoid paying. A personal injury solicitor will have vast experience in dealing with unwilling insurance companies and so can ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Sometimes having a solicitor will be enough to make an insurance company offer you a fair amount of compensation, as they can then avoid facing a trial that they are likely to lose.
If you need help at this stage call us free today 01252354412 or fill out the form at the top of this page.