Changing your solicitor to a specialist dog bite expert
Dog bite law is a specialist area. Not all solicitors are familiar with the complexities and we regularly obtain compensation for victims who have been told by their solicitor that they have no claim. So if you aren’t getting anywhere with your existing lawyer and are thinking about changing your solicitor then contact us for a free second opinion and details of No Win, No Fee funding.
It’s important that if you have a solicitor representing you that you’re confident in what they are doing. You want to know that you have the best person for the job and that they are going to get you the best result you can hope for. You also want to know that you have someone who is going to genuinely fight your corner.
Unfortunately not all solicitors have the expertise that is needed to deal with a specialist dog bite claim. Some won’t handle your claim like you’d want them to or won’t give you straight answers to your questions. Worse still, some will put your claim in the hands of an inexperienced paralegal rather than a qualified lawyer. Others end up with solicitors they would never have chosen themselves but felt compelled to go to them because their own legal expenses insurers pushed them to.
If all this sounds a bit too familiar and you have found yourself rapidly losing faith in the legal advice you’re being given then the solution is simple – change to a specialist dog bite solicitor. You have the absolute right to do so and it won’t cost you anything, despite what your current solicitor or legal expenses insurer might try to tell you.
We regularly take over conduct of cases where the dog bite victim has been told that they have no chance of winning, but where we can see that actually the problem is a lack of understanding by the lawyer. We are always happy to offer a free second opinion as we did in this case where we recovered £30,000 for a man who had been advised that he had no claim.
If your claim is currently being backed by a “no win, no fee” arrangement, or by legal expenses insurance, that funding can usually simply be transferred to your new solicitor.
If you decide to change to us then we will send you a very simple form to sign so that we can obtain your file of papers from your present solicitor – we will then review what has happened and give you advice on the best way forward with your dog bite compensation claim