There has been much publicity recently regarding the Law Society’s ‘don’t get mugged’ campaign and their recommendation to choose a specialist personal injury solicitor – particularly for serious injury claims. In the last few years the personal injury field has become a whole industry involving all sorts of entities making money – not just solicitors. Claims management companies and referral organisations have generated huge publicity for claims and businesses have developed to run personal injury claims at the lowest possible cost, highest possible return.
Against this background, the Law Society and those solicitors who practice in this area as specialists are keen that claimants make informed decisions about who they instruct to look at claims – in order to ensure they get sensible advice and the best possible outcome for them.
Philippa Luscombe, head of the personal injury team at Penningtons, has this advice on questions to ask for claimants considering bringing a claim and seeking advice:
Choosing the right solicitor with the right experience is key to ensuring that you get the right outcome in your case – time spent doing research and ensuring that you have a specialist involved is well spent.