What to Look for in a Good Personal Injury or Medical Negligence Solicitor.

Published: 6th September 2016

This is why we, at Liddy’s, thought it would be a good idea to put together a few points about what to look for in a personal injury or medical negligence solicitor. It is worth taking your time when making this decision, as realistically it could have ramifications across the rest of your life.

  1. They should be accredited. A good personal injury or medical negligence solicitor should be accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) or the Law Society. Kevin Liddy, the senior partner here at Liddy’s is both.
  2. They should be experienced. This is important for a few reasons, but the main one is that not only do they have a higher chance of winning your case, but they will likely be able to claim for more compensation. This is because they will understand the knock on effects of your injury better than others. Have you had to miss work? Will there be any further complications? Will your home need altering in any way? An experienced solicitor will know to ask these questions.
  3. Ask friends and family for recommendations. This is great way to find a good solicitor. If you ask someone you know for recommendations you will no doubt get a fully truthful answer. It is a source of pride to all here at Liddy’s that a large number of our cases comes through personal recommendations.
  4. There is one good question to ask when speaking to solicitors – Can you provide a brief assessment of my case? By asking this you will be able to find out how well they listened to you, how much they understand about you, how experienced they are and how well they know the law.

By sticking to these 4 simple points you should be able to find a solicitor that will act with your best interests at heart, and have a better chance of representing you successfully.

If you feel you have been in the victim of clinical or medical negligence, or suffered a personal injury at the hands of others then just give us a call on 01226 731 314.