Why do I need a Personal Injury Solicitor * ?
If you have suffered a personal injury * as a result of an accident that was not your fault, it is important that you contact a personal injury solicitor * when making a personal injury claim *. Personal injury * law can be confusing for those who have no experience with it, meaning that making a personal injury claim * without a solicitor means that you are very likely to come across some obstacles along the way, making the claims process a lot more stressful that it needs to be.
Do I need a Personal Injury Solicitor * to make a claim?
This is a common question for people making a personal injury * claim and it would be better phrased, ‘Should I use Personal Injury * Solicitor to make a claim’?. The answer most definitely is yes.
Insurance companies may advise you that you can pursue a claim for your injuries through the injuries board. In Ireland, it is possible to bring a claim for personal injury * yourself though the Injuries Board (formerly known as PIAB) or for road traffic accidents *, the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI). Making a personal injury claim * yourself is actually a lot more involved in a claim than you may realise. Not following procedure or making the right moves at the right time could be detrimental to your case and leave you with no grounds for a claim for compensation.
The Injuries Board and MIBI were set up to assist people in making claims without the need for a solicitor, but the reality is that the majority of people make a claim with a solicitor because the likelihood of greater compensation is higher.
Benefits of using a Personal Injury Solicitor *
The benefits of making a personal injury claim * with the assistance of a personal injury * solicitor are:
You focus on your recovery
If you have been injured in an accident, your first priority is to recover. Attempting to make a personal injury claim * alone, on top of your recovery, can be stressful for you.
Solicitors understand the legal process of making a personal injury claim
When making a claim for personal injury * without the appropriate legal knowledge, it is possible for an insurance company to find a way out of paying compensation on a legal technicality because of your gap in legal knowledge.
For example, a personal injury * solicitor will ensure that the correct parties who responsible for your accident are identified and notified within the time limits permitted by law. Failure to do this could lead to your case becoming no longer legally enforceable.
Also, a personal injury solicitor * will ensure that your case is submitted to the injuries board and if necessary, that court proceedings will be issued before your case could become no longer legally enforceable.
Personal Injury Solicitors * know how much your case is worth
It is important that you choose a personal injury solicitor * with a certain level of experience, the more experienced a solicitor is, the higher the chance have of knowing how much your case is worth. This could be of benefit to you in assessing whether the injuries board have offered enough or in the event of a settlement offer, if the other side have offered enough compensation.
Tracey Solicitors, with 30 years’ experience as personal injury solicitors * in Dublin assist many people each year in their personal injury claims *. For a confidential chat about your personal injury * case or an accident you had, feel free to call Tracey Solicitors on 01 649 9900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org