If you’ve had a road traffic accident and suffered a bit of whiplash and a few bruises, then your average high street solicitor or a general accident claims solicitor should be able to get you the compensation you deserve. Relatively minor cases are ‘meat and veg’ for most compensation claims firms and as such they handle hundreds if not thousands of them every year.
But if you’ve had a more serious accident that has resulted in life-changing injuries, is your ordinary high street solicitor able to deliver the best service for you? Are they going to get you the compensation you not just deserve but also need for your recovery, or is it time to call in the big guns?
Specialist solicitors – the expertise and experience to do the job
Serious accident specialists only deal with serious injury cases. The complexity of serious injury cases such as spinal or brain trauma means that a much longer term view is needed – a longer term view that an ordinary solicitor may not be able to see purely because they don’t have the experience of dealing with such cases. Serious trauma can mean a completely different lifestyle once the primary care has been delivered. Everything from home alterations through to long-term specialist medical treatment may be required to ensure that the victim has a quality of life that’s comparable to one that hasn’t been blighted by a serious injury. And in these cases, specialist solicitors come out with all guns blazing.
They have the ability to call on a network of expertise that high street solicitors simply don’t have access to. That expertise can range from medical specialists and physiotherapists through to specialist building contractors who are able to carry out home adaptations for newly disabled victims of serious accidents. Support groups, networks and specialist help all combine to ensure that the victim not only gets the compensation that they deserve, but also the help and long-term assistance that they will need to cope with some major life changes.
More time for you
Specialist solicitors also take on fewer cases annually than ordinary claims solicitors. That means they are able to devote the time needed to each case to cope with the complexities of a serious accident claim. These are not ‘ambulance chasers’. Specialist solicitors only work on cases that may require far more time and devotion than a simple whiplash claim needs, for example. They’re in for the long haul and often become firm friends with the victims and their families over the years.
It’s not just about money when it comes to serious accident claims. It’s about getting justice for a person whose life has been irretrievably altered as the result of someone else’s negligence. It’s about ensuring that the victims and their families get the support they need and making sure they have access to the best treatments for their injuries. Whether that involves cutting edge new techniques or just a simple voice on the other end of a phone when the victim is feeling low, a specialist injury solicitor can make sure that vital network of support is in place.
So if you or a loved one has been the victim of a serious accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, talk to a specialist solicitor to make sure you get the compensation and support you deserve – and need.