When it comes to calculating compensation, there are several factors that are taken into account. First and foremost, the nature of your injuries and the extent of those injuries will be considered to determine a fair and proportionate settlement figure.
In addition to this, how your injuries have and will affect your life will also be taken into account. In other words, the more severe your injuries are and the bigger the impact they will have on your personal and professional life, the more compensation you can expect.
These factors are, of course, out of your control; or in other words, there is absolutely nothing you can do to increase the amount of compensation you receive with regards to this. Having said that, there are some factors that are within your control.
For example, the lawyer and accident claim company you choose to process your claim can sometimes lead to a higher than average pay-out. How? Because if your lawyer is very experienced, they will refer to past cases similar to your own and argue that you deserve the higher settlement demand put forward based on fact, evidence and goodwill. A reputable lawyer will also fight for you and never take no for an answer. This fighting spirit is quite often all that is needed to push through even the most complex personal injury claims.
How to choose an accident claim company
For most people, the best accident claim company is going to be one that is local to them – however a lot can be said for opting for an online accident claim company, or a larger national law firm. The benefits to choosing a larger, national law firm are that you will have immediate access to a wide range of personal injury specialists. Compared to a smaller local law firm with one or two personal injury experts, then, national law firms have an obvious advantage; you will be able to pick and choose the lawyers you want to represent you, and you can be confident that whoever you choose is a very good lawyer indeed.
Choose case experience above everything else
When it comes to choosing a good lawyer, we recommend choosing case experience above all else. Good case experience means that a lawyer has processed many cases that are similar to your own, and successfully too. In addition to case experience, you should also enquire about the lawyer’s ‘success rate’, which is a percentage of the amount of cases they have won. In personal injury law, anything over 80 per cent is considered to be excellent, and anything over 90 per cent means that you have found one of the best lawyers around.