You may feel like your accident was so clear cut that making a claim will be very straightforward to file and easy to win. However, personal injury cases can be complicated by a multi-tude of factors and when you begin a claim without legal representation you may soon find a number of obstacles getting in your way.
A personal injury can be life changing and a compensation award can make all the difference. Compensation awards cover many aspects of loss from loss of earning to pain and suffering, medical expenses and decline in 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.
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A specialist personal injury in Manchester can ensure you receive the maximum compensation due to you – it's their profession. Does your lawyer need to be based in Manchester? No, but local knowledge of the courts and easier access to local Manchester legal advice can really help.
Furthermore, your claim may involve complex legal issues you had never thought of meaning it is difficult to argue, or something you may miss which could get you a greater 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 could be brain injuries, spinal injuries or another injury in which you suffer significant 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 fundamentally do not want to pay out to you regardless of whether you are due compensation. A personal injury solicitor will have great experience in dealing with unwilling insurance companies and can ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Sometimes, even having a solicitor will be enough to make an insurance company offer you a fair amount of compensation rather than face a trial they are likely to lose.