We live in a wonderful period, a period where we don’t have to physically move anywhere to get ‘stuff’ done. Things like grocery shopping and holiday browsing and house browsing can be achieved from the comfort of our own homes. Just twenty years ago, this wasn’t possible. But now it is – and did you know that you can make a claim for compensation if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault online or on the telephone?
It’s true. It’s perhaps the main reason why the claims industry has ballooned like it has, with more people than ever before exercising their right to financial compensation. It means that you don’t have to meet your claims solicitor in person to go ahead with your claim or get through the nuances of your case. Everything can be handled swiftly and efficiently without travelling. Now, you can even get in touch with your solicitor on-the-go with a smartphone, and the internet makes collaboration and finding the perfect solicitor easier than ever.
The solicitors for claims at UK Claim Lawyers, for example, who are members of The Law Society and practice all areas of personal injury law, can offer you a fast, confidential and hassle-free service and can process many personal injury claims without communication in-person. This has numerous benefits for the claimant, such as:
- No matter where you are based, a solicitor can handle your case;
- Swift and efficient communication by telephone and e-mail;
- Easy document collaboration and transfer.
Of course, there is a case for physically meeting your claims solicitor being beneficial to the claims process. Nothing will be lost in translation and your solicitor will be able to create a direct connection with you to further understand your needs, for example. However, it’s important to consider that solicitors have embraced technology and are now highly experienced in handling claims without meeting the claimant face-to-face, and there are processes in place to ensure that such communication is just as effective and efficient.
If you do wish to physically meet your claims solicitor, it’s wise to choose a law firm that’s local to you. A national law firm may have solicitors that can travel, but this is no substitute for a brick and mortar firm just a stone-throws away from where you live. If you do go down this route, make sure that you choose a law firm with solicitors who are experienced in your type of case with a high success rate, to ensure that you get a high quality legal service.
If you are thinking about making a claim for financial compensation, weigh up the pros and cons of the ability to meet your solicitor in person before you make your decision.