When somebody has had an accident and suffered injuries as a result, they are sometimes able to claim compensation. As long as the accident happened within the last three years and was the result of somebody else’s negligence, the accident victim can make a personal injury claim. For this, the claimant needs a specialist injury lawyer who deals exclusively in personal injury compensation claims.
Personal injury is a highly complex area of the law and there are subtle differences in the way such claims are handled in England and Wales, compared to Scotland. An injury lawyer in Soho would, for example, write a letter to somebody who caused a road traffic accident on Oxford Street and injured a taxi driver, outlining their client’s version of events, how the accident victim thought the accident came about and how much compensation the accident victim would expect to receive for their injuries.
The negligent party, in our example a drunken office manager from Soho, has three months to respond to the first letter. The defendant can either refute or accept liability. If they refute liability, compensation lawyers would advise the accident victim whether or not it is worth their while financially challenging the defendant at court.
If the accident victim wants to proceed further, a compensation injury lawyer in Soho would then prepare their claimant for their day in court, gathering further evidence of how the office manager caused the accident and possibly arranging for an additional independent medical assessment of the injuries the accident victim sustained.
If the office manager accepts liability, your specialist injury lawyer in Soho would send off an offer-letter-to-settle, which means the accident victim’s claim can be settled out of court. This is by far the fastest and most cost effective solution.
What if the negligent party admits liability but disputes the amount?
This is the point where the injury lawyer in Soho would enter into delicate negotiations with the negligent party’s solicitor. The accident victim will state what they are prepared to accept, or in some cases the negligent party will state what they are prepared to pay.
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Date Published: 28th September 2013
Author: David Brown