Hire the experts Locally with no up front costs to you
Why go through all the trouble of having to pursue a compensation claim in Brisbane, Gold Coast of Queensland on your own when you can hire the experts – with no up front costs to you.
Whilst it’s true that it is possible to seek damages from the person who has caused your injuries without seeking professional help, like most legal experts, we would strongly advise against this.
D.I.Y? you’ll likely get far, far less compensation
Doing your claim yourself is exhausting and time consuming, (trust us, we know the work involved).
Therefore doing it yourself means it is highly likely that you will not achieve the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries, or the loss and damage you have sustained as a result of the accident, without expert legal representation.
Open Google and type ‘best personal injury lawyers Queensland’
Most people generally open Google and type ‘best personal injury lawyer queensland’.
It’s an excellent place to start, and aside from the ads at the top of the page, normally the 1st few on page one under the advertisements are those that Google has seen to be well ranked by customers and clients.
It’ll give you at least a benchmark and an idea of who’s who, who has good reviews and so on.
So What Do You Look For To Get The Best Personal Injury Lawyer In Brisbane, Gold Coast Or Your Area In Queensland?
We’ve provided a checklist and answered some frequently asked questions below to help try to find those with experience with courts and a good reputation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Finding A Personal Injury Lawyer
Do You Have A Quick Checklist To Help Me Find The Best Personal Injury Lawyer In Queensland?
Sure, here is a checklist to help you find the best personal injury lawyer, and get the best during the initial consultation.
✔ First, ask the law firm who will be in charge of your claim, or who will be doing your work on a daily basis.
✔ Speak to that person, not to the most experienced partner or head of the law firm you have chosen.
✔ Do they really have offices or working from home and this isn’t their real job? Get checking Google and their credentials.
✔ Obtain the necessary information by asking the lawyer the right questions. You can start by asking how long they have been working on claims similar to yours, the results of those claims, the challenges they have faced and how they have overcome them.
✔ After doing a quick background check, it’s time for you to assess the lawyer’s ability to manage your case. The next thing you need to do is determine how they intend to work on your claim. Ask them to explain if there are things or procedures you don’t understand.
✔ Pay attention to how the lawyer responds to your questions. How did the lawyer sound? Did he or she answer with confidence and competence? Was the lawyer able to give you all the information you need? Finding the answers to these questions will give you an idea as to whether lawyer is indeed someone who is experienced, reliable and trustworthy.
When I’m Looking For The Best Personal Injury Lawyer, Do Reviews Matter?
Yes! It makes all the difference, so when it comes to hiring a good personal injury lawyer to assist you with your claim, always make sure that the person or law firm you choose has extensive experience in handling cases similar to yours and happy clients.
Reviews and customer feedback are essential, and real experience can make a huge difference between getting a mediocre result and a great compensation result.
In many cases it is their experience that may well help winning or losing your case. It can also help ensure that you get your money’s worth, rather than paying for mistakes or a learning curve.
Does a Lawyer Need Decades Of Experience To Be Worthwhile?
According to experts, a good personal injury lawyer is considered “experienced” if he or she has spent at least five to seven years handling compensation claims and other related matters.
This should be enough to ensure that they will be reliable, competent and good at their jobs.
It is even better if you find someone who has more years of experience. (We’ve been in business for over 34 years).
Why Is A No Win No Fee Lawyer Important?
Normally, hiring a lawyer, whether for a personal injury case or to recover the costs of repair to your motor vehicle damaged in an accident, costs money up front.
This is usually a primary reason why injury victims, whether from a car accident, workplace accident, or a slip and fall incident, often don’t even consider pursuing a compensation claim, they simply think that the legal assistance they will need to pursue such a claim is beyond their financial reach.
In some cases, thinking that the services of a good lawyer can add to their current expenses, some people would rather try pursuing compensation claims on their own, but with the No Win No Fee guarantee, this is not a concern.
If A Lawyer Doesn’t Win Your Case For You, Then I Don’t Have To Pay?
When a lawyer offers his or her services on a no win, no fee basis, it basically means that the client won’t pay the lawyer anything if their claim is unsuccessful.
In other words, if you suffer an injury through the fault of another person, there really is nothing to lose in bringing a claim for compensation using a no win no fee lawyer, because if they don’t achieve any compensation for you, you do not have to pay them anything at all.
What Do I Have To Lose If I start A No Win No Fee Compensation Claim?
You have nothing to lose, and normally only some of the best and most experienced lawyers truly offer this kind of service, because if they didn’t know their business, they wouldn’t be able to keep their doors open.
So when you engage injury lawyers who provide this service, your odds of succeeding and receiving the amount of compensation you deserve are usually much higher.
Another advantage of hiring such a lawyer is that it can help you better manage your finances when you are having financial difficulties whilst waiting for your claim to settle, plus again a No Win No Fee guarantee helps massively.
Before I Choose My Lawyer, Do I Need To Check Over The Client Agreement?
Very much so. When hiring a no win, no fee lawyer, the following is a piece of advice you should definitely take on board – make sure that you look over their costs or client agreement carefully.
There are lawyers who word their costs agreement differently and may not include certain things in their ‘no fee’ clause.
If you don’t want to be saddled with unexpected expenses later on, you should read the fine print carefully and thoroughly.
Do I Need To Ask Other Questions To My Lawyer ABout Their Fee Agreement?
Yes. If there are clauses in the costs agreement you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask questions and seek clarification.
This is something that a good no win no fee lawyer expects from their client, so don’t think that you’ll be inconveniencing them by asking questions.
No doubt they would be doing the same if they were in your shoes. If you are uncertain of what they are telling you, then call us at The Personal Injury Lawyers and we will be able to advise you as to what their Client Agreements are really saying.
Are The Personal Injury Lawyers Upfront And Transparent, Does It Matter In A Lawyer?
We believe it matters a great deal. As for how we charge you, we like to be upfront and transparent with all our potential clients as to how they will be charged for work done at the end of their case, when compensation is received.
Right from the start, we will provide you with a copy of our standard client agreement as well as our “Disclosure Notice”, a further document explaining the client agreement in more detail and in simpler terms, to help you understand the way in which costs are charged at the conclusion of your claim.
Claims Have Time Limits
✔ There is only a small window in which you can make compensation claims in Queensland
✔ Even if you think your actions may have contributed to your injury, you may still have a claim well-worth pursuing
✔ Just press the button below, there is no cost, and no obligation to review your case