5 Vital Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer
Posted on 30th December 2023
Most accidents are, by their very nature unforeseen – and therefore they come with no warning. This can render any victims unprepared on how to deal with the repercussions, and confused on what to do next. When you or a loved one is involved in an accident that left you injured, you will need to make quick decisions. When you're faced with a personal injury, finding the right legal support is crucial. Choosing a solicitor who understands your needs and can effectively handle your case is paramount. MG Legal’s - No Win No Fee Solicitors are committed to providing top-tier legal assistance. Here are five vital questions to ask your personal injury lawyer to ensure you're in capable hands.
If you are injured, you should consider getting treatment immediately. You should also seek legal advice and assistance from a solicitor specialising in no win no fee personal injury claims. But, how can you make sure that you are working with the best no win no fee solicitor for your type of case? MG Legal’s expert team have over 40 years’ experience in dealing with claims for compensation for all types of personal injury claims. When you have suffered a personal injury, and are looking to make a claim for personal injury compensation, here are the questions that you need to know the answers to:
What are Your Areas of Specialisation?
It is important that the solicitor you choose to instruct specialises in personal injury. There might be solicitors that offer personal injury as a claims handling company – you will probably have seen more than a few advertised on Television or on the radio – but generally these companies offer no personal service, and, more often than not, do not tailor the process to your needs- simply referring your personal injury claim to a solicitor you have never heard of.
At MG Legal, we appreciate that every single client that we have has different requirements, and we will treat your instructions the same. Our advice is tailored to you and your circumstances, and we are always on hand to provide you with an update, or to go through any questions that you may have.
Have You Had a Similar Case Like This Before?
It's essential to understand the solicitor's experience with cases similar to yours. MG Legal's team boasts a wealth of experience in diverse personal injury claims, from workplace accidents to public liability cases. Our track record of successful outcomes speaks volumes about our capability to handle your case with expertise. When you are looking for a no win no fee solicitor, do not hesitate to ask them how many cases they have settled, what their success rate is, and if any cases have had similar circumstances to yours. Ask about the things they did for that particular case. This way, you will get an idea of how they will handle your case. You want to know that you have chosen the best no win no fee solicitor, so you can leave them get on with your case, without worrying.
Any good personal injury solicitor will be more than happy to explain the claims procedure to you, including time frames, and likely outcome, as well as the terms of their “No Win, No Fee” agreements.
Are There Other solicitors working on my case with you?
A lot of people make the mistake of instructing a personal injury solicitor, say for example, where some of our offices are based, in Preston, just because they saw them on TV. Then, they get surprised that the actual case will be handled by lawyers, with little to no experience in handling claims. Unfortunately, there are times when the claims handlers do not have the relevant experience or knowledge to deal with your claims. At MG Legal, our Personal Injury team have accrued over 40 years’ experience in dealing with Personal Injury matters, and your claim will only be dealt with my our most experienced solicitors, and more often than not one of the directors of the firm, our Mark Gregory, who is based in Preston.
How Will You Approach My Case and What Are the Likely Outcomes?
Every case is unique, and understanding your solicitor's approach is key. When you and your personal injury solicitor are on the same page, winning your case can be so much easier. MG Legal approaches each case with a personalized strategy, focusing on maximising your compensation. They provide realistic outcomes based on their extensive experience, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the potential results.
What Are Your Fees and What Does 'No Win, No Fee' Really Mean?
The all important question. Basically, how much do you charge? An important question to ask your no win no fee solicitor at the very start of your claim. As with anything in life, transparency is crucial when it comes to your solicitor’s fees. MG Legal operates on a 'No Win, No Fee' basis, meaning you won't incur any legal fees unless your claim is successful. This policy reflects our confidence in our ability to win your case, highlights our commitment to making legal assistance accessible. And when we do successfully settle your claim for personal injury compensation, our fee is a very reasonable 20% of the damages you received, and not a penny more.
Most, if not all, other solicitors we know of, charge 25%, then add VAT- making the total you pay them, 30% of your damages- so, 50% more than you would pay MG Legal. And when you instruct MG Legal, you will have a director of the firm acting for you. When you think about it, there really is no reason not to instruct us for your personal injury claim. We also accept file transfers, if you are unhappy with your present solicitor- the transfer is seamless, and we pay any costs to your previous solicitor, meaning you owe them nothing.
This article was published on 27 September 2018, and updated on 30 December 2023.
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