Is there a better invention for consumers than the internet? It is, after all, the first time in our history that we have a tool at our disposal that we can use to search for, discover and share an unlimited amount of information. It’s revolutionised the way we shop, changed the way that we view the media and spawned a new generation of entrepreneurs. It’s free at the point of use and over 2 billion people on our planet use it. And yet, when it comes to choosing a compensation solicitor, many people choose to ignore this wonderful tool and go with the first – and most glamorous – law firm that they see on the television.
But this is a mistake. A big mistake. For you see, the best law firms are not the one’s whom fund daytime TV or take out glossy magazine advertorials. No, the best law firms are always on the internet – you know, that place with over 2 billion users (not a few million viewers).
So when looking for compensation solicitors, head online.
Using the internet to look for high quality compensation solicitors
Head online and use Google, Bing or whatever search engine you like and search for “insert your accident type + solicitors” or “solicitors + your location” to create an instant list of 10-15 reputable law firms. Make a note of each firm’s name. With this list, you can expand your search to “law firm A + reviews” and “law firm B + forum” to see what other people have to say about them. This will likely narrow your search down to 5 or 6 reputable law firms. Then, head over to each of their websites to see what they have to say about themselves.
A lot of people do this process in a different order: Search for solicitors > visit their websites > check out reviews, but the best formula is: Search for solicitors > check out reviews > visit their websites. The reason for this is that it’s easy to be wooed by good copywriting, pretty graphics and sparkling testimonials and you might end up making a decision before you even read the reviews, or worse yet not read any reviews at all. The internet isn’t just for searching for compensation solicitors – it’s for finding the BEST compensation solicitors.
The search engines will also draw up some interesting results for those of you who are looking for free claims advice on the phone, such as results for 24/7 Freephone helplines, like the one at ukclaimlawyers, for example. You will also discover website directories like Yell, which are an additional excellent way to search for reputable compensation lawyers.