What Does An Injury Solicitor Do?
What Does An Injury Solicitor Do? You have probably never made a claim before, in which case getting injured will be a worrying and confusing time. Injury solicitors are there to help you through the claims process and the court process if need be. No-one expects you to be able to take on the person or organisation that injured you on your own, but how exactly can your solicitor help?
Gather facts and paperwork
As with any case or claim, the amount of paperwork required is a huge undertaking if you do not know what you are doing. With your help, the injury solicitor will make sure your claim has all the proof and documentation required to give you the best chance of winning your case. A big part of the battle is in the organisation and without a solicitor it is easy to forget what you might need to back you up.
Filing the claim and managing it
With so much information, so many parties to negotiate with and so many deadlines to meet, there is an awful lot to keep on top of. Fortunately, your injury solicitor will know exactly who to speak to and how to get the ball rolling with your claim, once you have provided everything you can in support. Once the claim has been started, the lawyer will keep on top of the case and will liaise with the defendant on your behalf. This is particularly useful if, as the victim, you are unsure what needs doing, unaware of your time constraints or are still suffering from your injury.
Defend you in court
As well as being aware the goings on behind the scenes, should your claim go to court, your lawyer will have the experience and knowledge of how best to defend you. Whether the defendant’s team are fighting to shift the blame on to you, or are just looking to pay as little as possible for your potential claim, it is vital that someone who has court experience is there to answer for you.
Fully prepare you for any outcome
If an injury solicitor agrees to take on your case, it does not mean that you are guaranteed to win. At every stage, and particularly ahead of any proposed court date, your lawyer will make you aware of all eventualities – good or bad. You will have a much higher chance of success with an injury solicitor behind you and with no win no fee options available one does not have to come at a cost.