It can be difficult to start and follow your personal injury claim when you suffer a personal injury. But the good news is that an experienced personal injury lawyer can support you during this process to ensure you claim your maximum entitlements and maximum potential lump sum payout to take into account your future.
A personal injury lawyer can tell you whether you are eligible or not, explain your entitlements and process, provide you with the timeframe of the process, give you reliable legal advice you can rely upon, and help obtain evidence to support your claim. However, choosing the best personal injury lawyer not an easy task for good reason as you may not know what you need. As simple as it sounds, you need a personal injury lawyer that can make sure you understand your compensation entitlements, provides realistic expectations and shows conviction in their advice.
In which areas a personal injury lawyer can help me?
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you make a claim whether you were injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, workplace accident or due to the negligence of a public place proprietor or due to medical professionals. A personal injury lawyer also usually does TPD claims as it relates to claiming and providing injury or illness causing incapacity to work to claim your insurance benefits.
Can you change lawyers in a personal injury case?
Yes, you can change your personal injury lawyer during your compensation claim and this process is generally easy to do.
Some of the most common reasons to change lawyers include but are not limited to:
- Not getting updates
- Excessively long waiting period
- Losing confidence in the lawyer
- Financial reasons/ Overcharging
- Conflicts of interest
How to change my personal injury lawyer?
First find another lawyer that can represent you and make sure that you will not face the same problems. Make sure you ask all necessary questions and feel comfortable with your new personal injury lawyer. Refer to our blog as to what questions to ask. Show them any documents you have signed with your previous lawyer prior to ensure the personal injury lawyer knows what the terms of that engagement/termination in the agreement you may have signed with your former lawyer.
First find another lawyer that can represent you and make sure that you will not face the same problems. Make sure you feel comfortable with your new personal injury lawyer. Refer to our blog as to what questions to ask. Show them any documents you have signed with your previous lawyer prior to ensure the personal injury lawyer knows what the terms of that engagement/termination in the agreement you may have signed with your former lawyer.
Your new personal injury lawyer will then send a transfer authority to your previous lawyer notifying them of your instructions to act.
You can reach our experienced personal injury lawyers about the transfer process, and we will make sure that it goes easier than you think.
Can I file a personal injury claim without a lawyer?
Yes, you can file a personal injury claim on your own, regardless of having a law degree or any qualifications; however, being your own representative is not easy as the personal injury law is complex and compensation claims require ongoing attention.
In addition, although it may be your first experience it is definitely not the insurance company’s and/or their lawyers first experience resulting in you being disadvantaged from the outset.
How to find a good personal injury lawyer?
Asking for a referral is a good old way to find a good personal injury lawyer. It is easy and quick if one of your relatives or friends worked with a personal injury lawyer before and had an excellent experience.
Don’t have any friend or relative who had a positive experience with a personal injury lawyer? Not a problem. You can simply search the type of your claim and visit multiple websites to find a good personal injury lawyer.
Have a look at online reviews
Finding a lawyer will be easy but we are after a ‘good’ personal injury lawyer. Rankings don’t always reflect the truth, but they can be insightful when there’s not much to consider. That’s why you can simply have a look at the details of positive and negative comments.
Meet your lawyer
Your compensation claim affects your future and it’s important to know who takes care of your claim. If you are working with a large law firm, your claim may be given to a new graduate lawyer or a junior. That doesn’t necessarily mean that your claim will be unsuccessful but why not work with a senior personal injury lawyer like our lawyers?
In Australia, some of the law firms work on a No Win No Fee basis. This agreement protects the clients from financial risk. It’s recommended to work with a No Win No Fee lawyer to prevent paying out-of-pocket costs. For more information on No Win No Fee please click the cost agreement above.
Free claim assessment with our personal injury lawyers
Our personal injury lawyers specialise in all areas of personal injury law in New South Wales and Western Australia. Our team provides 100% free claim assessment where you can ask any questions about your eligibility, entitlements and claim.
Please call us on 1800 952 901 or fill out the form below. Our personal injury lawyers are happy to meet you in Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Perth, Penrith, Liverpool Central Coast, Wollongong, Coffs Harbour, and other locations in NSW & WA.