Can I change solicitors during my personal injury claim?
Posted on 7th October 2021
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When you are pursuing a personal injury claim, your choice of solicitor is a very important one. it can determine whether or not your claim is successful, and can affect the amount of compensation that you achieve for a successful claim.
When you begin working with a particular personal injury solicitor, you will no doubt believe that they are the right one for you, and will be the best choice to obtain the maximum financial compensation for your personal injury claim.
However, this is not always the case. If you are unhappy with the service that you are receiving from your personal injury solicitor, regardless of whether or not you have already begun the process of building your personal injury claim with them, you are perfectly entitled to seek alternative legal representation from a personal injury solicitor who you feel is better suited to you and your claim.
Here at MG Legal, our expert personal injury solicitors are well experienced in taking on claims from other solicitors, whose clients do not feel they are getting the best quality of legal representation in their personal injury claim. Because of our success rate in personal injury claims, and our reputation among previous clients, a significant proportion of the personal injury claims that we work on are taken on from clients who have previously been unhappy with the personal injury solicitor they initially chose.
When a client realises that they have made the wrong decision with their personal injury solicitor, it can be distressing and they may not know what to do going forward.
In this post, our personal injury solicitors discuss how to choose the right personal injury solicitor for you, what to look for in a personal injury solicitor, the common reasons for changing personal injury solicitors, and the steps necessary to changing personal injury solicitors midway through a claim.
Common reasons for clients changing personal injury solicitors midway through a personal injury claim:
feeling unhappy with the level of communication from their personal injury solicitor
experiencing periods of inactivity and no communication from their personal injury solicitor
feelings of concern regarding the quality of legal advice from the personal injury solicitor
feeling that the claim is being passed around and having to deal with numerous different solicitors rather than a dedicated solicitor to their claim
feeling that the compensation amount being offered to them is below what they deserve
What to look for in a personal injury solicitor:
With so many reasons being experienced by clients as to why they may wish to change personal injury solicitors, it is helpful to know what to look for in the first place when choosing your personal injury solicitor.
A friendly, approachable solicitor- the first step to finding the right personal injury solicitor for you, is simply to speak with a given solicitor over the phone or in person and get a general feel for the solicitor. It is no secret that solicitors have historical reputation of being stuffy, impersonal, and even stuck up, but this is far from the case for many personal injury solicitors.
You want to work with a personal injury solicitor who you feel comfortable with, who listens to you, and is willing to take the time to explain things to you or answer any questions that you may have. It is this openness and communication that will be so important when it comes to actually working on your personal injury claim.
Here at MG legal, our personal injury solicitors couldn’t be further from the negative stereotypes. Our team are all real people, who speak to our clients as the same, in simple and easy to understand language.
A solicitor with good reviews- there is no better way to understand how a specific solicitor works with their clients, than to hear it first hand from them. always take the time to read the reviews of a given personal injury solicitor before you decide to work with them. For a full overview of MG legals client reviews see these here.
A personal injury solicitor with good experience- many personal injury claims can be very complex and complicated. Because of this you need a personal injury solicitor with good experience in all types of personal injury claims, and has a proven track record of being successful in their claims.
Here at MG legal, our personal injury solicitors have over 30 years of experience in all aspects of personal injury claims, and in that time have built up a success rate of over 99%.
How to change personal injury solicitors:
If you are currently working with a personal injury solicitor who you don’t feel is right for your claim, or is not providing you with the standard of service that you are looking for, you should consider changing personal injury solicitors.
Take the time to choose a new solicitor- the most important step when it comes to changing personal injury solicitors is to make sure you take the time to browse alternative options, and find the right personal injury solicitor for you. Contact the new solicitor for a free, no-obligation discussion, which all good personal injury solicitors should offer to potential clients.
Tell them of your situation, and come to an agreement on how to handle the fees to your existing solicitor. Here at MG Legal, we are well experienced in this process, with around 10% of our clients coming to us after being unhappy with the work of other solicitors.
Sign necessary forms- from here on, it is simply a case of completing a simple document to be sent to your existing solicitor to release the claim paperwork to your new solicitor.
Why choose us?
Here at MG Legal, around 10% of our clients coming to us after being unhappy with the work of other solicitors. This is because our clients know that they can rely on us to provide the best service possible, and achieve the maximum compensation in their personal injury claim.
Our team of personal injury solicitors have a success rate of over 99%, and accept all of our personal injury clients on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.
To learn more about our team, and why we are the right personal injury solicitors for you, see this here, or browse our website.
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