How to find the best motorcycle accident solicitor for you

by Brooke Stirling - 17/08/2020

If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and feel you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation, you want to make sure you choose the best motorcycle accident solicitor for you.

Although there are many motorcycle accident solicitors in the UK, it’s important you find and choose a professional who will represent your best interests and can meet your expectations throughout the claims process.

What to look for in a motorcycle accident solicitor?

When moving through your decision-making process and finding the right accident solicitor for you, it’s likely you will turn to one or many online searches.

You might simply ask “who is the best motorcycle accident solicitor in the UK?” or “motorcycle accident solicitors UK” before clicking on the top results, using a comparison website or use a legal directory to find accredited professionals.

Regardless of how you choose to do your research, there are some important questions we recommend you ask.

What qualifications does the solicitor and firm hold?

The first question you should ask yourself when deciding on a solicitor is what qualifications they hold.

There are some essential steps all Solicitors must take in the UK to be considered qualified; they will usually have completed an undergraduate degree (or an alternative such as undertaking a legal apprenticeship or CILEx), a professional skills course, training in a law firm and they must have successfully completed their Legal Practice Course (LPC).

In addition to basic qualifications, it’s important to review any additional training and accreditations the solicitor or legal firm holds.

For example, the Law Society, Motorcycle Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) set rigorous standards that must be met before Lawyers can say they’re accredited.

This means that those who hold these highly regarded qualifications can be considered more knowledgeable in the area and you can be confident knowing an expert is taking care of your motorcycle accident claim.

What do customers say about the legal firm?

When considering a legal firm for your motorcycle accident case, there is no better place to look than their reviews. Although previous client experiences are not always a precise prediction of future client experiences, it is one of the best indicators of a firm’s service standards.

If a legal firm provides poor service to their client’s, it is almost always represented through online reviews such as those found on Google My Business, Feefo or social media.

Where does the motorbike accident solicitor operate?

It’s important to consider where the legal firm is based and where their offices are.

Some legal firms will only service local clients, while others may not provide the same high-quality service you may receive from face-to-face meetings.

If the motorcycle accident solicitor’s office in question is a little distance away, ask how they would maintain communication and whether they would be willing to visit you in your preferred location.

Some solicitors will offer to travel to you and arrange video conference calls at no additional charge.

Have you been involved in a motorcycle accident and could benefit from legal advice? Off Your Bike are specialist motorcycle accident solicitors who are more than happy to answer any questions you have. Phone 0333 043 1241 or submit an enquiry form online.