Despite the extent of the injuries you may have sustained and what you, or any other reasonable observer might think is the obvious negligence of the person responsible for your accident, the fact remains that your case has to proved and for that we need evidence.
Thus, the crucial component of every compensation claim is evidence…and that is where experience and expertise counts. If your claim is not to fall at the first hurdle, far less achieve the true value of the compensation you are entitled to, then you will need to establish an extremely robust case.
The burden of proof has always fallen on the shoulders of the claimant but in the current climate – when accident victims are bullied by the insurance companies and vilified in the tabloid press – it is more important than ever to be prepared.
That’s why you need a firm like ours to redress the balance in your favour because from the first contact you can be assured that the defender’s legal team (bought and paid for by the insurance company) will try every trick in the book to unnerve you and undermine your case.
We take on the insurance company and handle all discussions, correspondence and negotiations. In many case you never even have to speak with the other side because we manage every aspect of your accident claim on your behalf.
What Should You Do If You have Had an Accident and Want to Make a Claim for Personal Injury Compensation?
Our friendly and approachable accident solicitors are here to help you with any questions you have regarding compensation claims and we are ready to go to work for you immediately on a No win – No fee basis, which means that should we lose (and we very rarely lose), you pay nothing, ever. When we win we may take a success fee which is based on the complexity of the case.
The percentage of the success fee will be explained to you in writing at the start of the process and in any event will never exceed 20%. Given our track record of achieving settlement amounts 3 or 4 times the value of the insurance company’s initial offer we are able to justify our fee because we get our clients more money – full stop.
For example, 80% of £10,000 is a much better outcome for an injured person than 100% of £5,000…and it’s only litigation experience and legal expertise that will get the insurance company to pay £10,000.
Our success fee ranges from 0% in straightforward road traffic whiplash claims up to a maximum of 20% for serious injuries and difficult or challenging cases.
Making a claim can seem a daunting prospect but our team will explain the process in detail without using any legal jargon. Our aim is to help hurt and injured people make the right decision about their future and choosing the right solicitor is the essential first step.
If you or someone in your family needs help with an accident compensation claim in Edinburgh, we will review your claim free of charge and with no obligation. We will tell you if we think your claim has a chance of success and we will explain your options.
You are in control at all times and please be assured that we never put clients under pressure to choose our firm. We believe in helping people make the right choice for them, so our approach is characterised by the provision of useful, practical information and professional legal advice – not selling.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Edinburgh Office has personal injury solicitors who handle serious injury claims from all over Scotland. Typical accidents and injuries include:
Bonnar Accident Law encourage personal visits but also welcome initial enquiries by telephone and e-mail as we can normally make a decision on the case based on our experience and opinion about what you tell us about the circumstances of your accident or illness.
We ae also very happy to meet clients and family members at home, as we now that is sometimes preferable especially in serious injury cases.
Our initial consultations are entirely free of charge and should you agree to appoint us, we will handle your claim on a strictly ‘no win, no fee’ basis, which means it costs you nothing to pursue a claim.
Remember, Bonnar Accident Lawyers in Edinburgh are here to help you with same day expert legal advice from qualified personal injury claims solicitors.