Anyone with access to the internet, TV, or Yellow Pages can quickly find hundreds of listings for attorneys throughout Scotland. However, finding the right one to pursue your wrongful death claim is much more difficult—and this decision can have a profound effect on the rest of your life.
Factors That Can Affect Your Choice of Wrongful Death Attorney
After you have lost a loved one in an accident, it may feel like you have suddenly been thrown into the deep end of the pool. You need someone you can trust to help you navigate the complex injury claim process and ensure you are compensated fairly for all that you have lost. But where should you begin?
When choosing the right attorney for your case, you should consider his or her:
- Qualifications. Attorneys connected with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) freely exchange information with other UK lawyers for the good of their clients. Look for the APIL logo to see if your chosen attorney is a member, a Senior Litigator, or has been independently accredited by APIL (known as an APIL Fellow).
- Areas of practice. If you previously used an attorney to do your conveyancing or create your Will, he or she may not have the required experience to act on your behalf in an injury case. Your chosen wrongful death lawyer should be a personal injury specialist whose practice works exclusively in injury cases.
- Testimonials. Many lawyers make large donations to legal advertisers for ‘Law Firm of the Year’ plaques to hang in their conference rooms. These awards are privately sponsored by commercial organisations and are not based on comprehensive client reviews. The best indicator of an attorney’s reputation is the reviews left by former clients. A simple web search can reveal up-to-date Google reviews, recent comments, and testimonials from real people who have been in your shoes.
Our Glasgow injury attorneys can advise you on the next steps in your wrongful death case, and we share the financial burden of your claim with our No-Win, No-Fee Guarantee. Call us today or fill out our enquiry form to set up your no-obligation chat with a member of our legal team.