Finding the right clinical negligence solicitor is very important if you think you have been a victim of medical negligence. If the wrong solicitor is chosen, you could receive less than you deserve for your claim, or even nothing at all.
When looking for the right solicitor, there are a number of different things you can look for to find the best choice for you. First of all, make sure they are a member in good standing of The Law Society’s panel of personal injury and clinical negligence solicitors. Also, if the firm you are looking at offers a free consultation, this is a good sign. This usually means that they have pride and confidence in their skills.
As you browse over a firm’s website, see if they have customer testimonials or case win figures, as well as numbers relating to monetary compensation. Also, look for Legal 500 recommendations. This is a world-respected organization that can definitely be trusted.
Maybe most important of all is the likability of your lawyer. If you do not get along with them, then chances are you cannot work with them. Some solicitors pawn you off on their staff; if they are willing to answer your questions face-to-face, then this is also a good thing.
Cases of clinical negligence can be difficult and long. It is best to research your lawyer thoroughly before deciding which to go with to make the experience as easy as possible, and to maximize compensation.