Why use specialist, local lawyers for your personal injury case?

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Why does it matter if I go to a local law firm?

First of all, there is differences between personal injury law in Scotland and personal injury law in England. It is therefore important that you begin with selecting a Scottish firm if you have been injured in an accident in Scotland.

Not all lawyers and law firms will have specialist knowledge of personal injury law. This is a very specialist area of law and it is easy to take a wrong turn if you don't have knowledge of the specific area of the law concerned and access to the essential tools required to win your case and achieve the right settlement.

It is therefore crucial that if you have been a victim of an accident that you have access to a specialist solicitor who can properly represent your interests throughout the claims process.

How can a specialist personal injury lawyer help me?

Whilst compensation may be your ultimate goal when pursuing a personal injury claim, your lawyer can assist you in other ways too. They can help you with your recovery as they will have access to rehabilitation providers and medical experts, who are leaders in their field. Your lawyer can also support you emotionally during a very difficult period in your life.

Additionally, your lawyer can apply for interim payments which could mean you receive payments before your compensation claim is settled to help you pay for daily living expenses and ultimately obtain the highest award of damages possible at the conclusion of your claim.

A specialist personal injury lawyer will fight the party at fault's insurers on your behalf and will not under-settle your claim.

Many people may hear the word ‘specialist’ and immediately think ‘expensive’. However, selecting a specialist law firm does not necessarily mean any more expense to you. At Digby Brown for example, we use our in house funding vehicle "Compensate" which allows us access to the resources required to get the best possible result in your case without any financial risk to you.

Why does it matter if I go to a local law firm?

First of all, there is differences between personal injury law in Scotland and personal injury law in England. It is therefore important that you begin with selecting a Scottish firm if you have been injured in an accident in Scotland.

Selecting a local firm in your area for your personal injury case over a national firm is beneficial for a number of reasons.

Firstly, by choosing a local firm you can benefit from one to one contact with your solicitor. They won’t be a faceless person at the end of a phone or an email, you can meet with them in person to discuss the progress of your case and receive the necessary support for your recovery.

You can easily make an appointment or drop in to see them whilst in the area, which wouldn’t be possible if you were represented from a solicitor further afield.

Another advantage is that they will have local knowledge of the area which is particularly important if the accident took place in the highlands. They will also have access to the local Sheriff Courts.

The best personal injury lawyers

At Digby Brown, all of our lawyers specialise in personal injury law. You will be represented by a specialist lawyer who is local to your area. We recognise that, to provide excellent client service, it is essential that you are represented by a local lawyer.

We have offices across Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Aberdeen, Inverness and Ayr. Our Inverness office is also holding monthly free legal clinics in Elgin offering local people access to expert legal advice.

Through local offices, our solicitors are able to keep regular contact with our clients and to ensure that they remain properly informed and supported through each step of their claim.

Due to our experience in this particular field, we have access to local medical experts and experts from the central belt and across Scotland who are willing to travel, so you don't have to.

We also have access to the local Sheriff Courts as well as access to the Court of Session and the Specialist Personal Injury Court in Edinburgh.

Our team will strive to provide you with the best possible level of service, whilst achieving the best possible result. If it matters to you, it matters to us.

If you would like to know more about how we have helped clients across Scotland, please visit clients we have helped