There are many reasons why claims do not end up being decided in court. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have so far helped thousands of customers claim compensation that collectively totals millions of pounds!
We would say – and our injury solicitors would agree – that the vast majority to these cases were resolved WITHOUT the need to go to court.
Making a compensation claim with our injury solicitors or any solicitor in fact, is to sue for money and is a form of legal action. To do this – and be successful in this legal endeavour – you, the claimant bring a case against the ‘other side’, the defendant.
Most insurers wish to avoid being dragged into court; put simply it costs more. They will also need to find a lawyer, with reputable ones charging a high hourly fee.
Likewise, if your injury solicitor puts together a detailed and persuasive case as to why you are entitled to compensation, we find that the defendant soon comes round to our way of thinking and makes an offer.
But the ‘offer’ might not be good enough
Bearing this is mind, it is of course, entirely your choice as to whether you accept this offer or not. In most cases, your injury solicitor will put together a two-part case:
- Asking for compensation for the injury or injuries
- AND asking for any additional costs directly related to the accident to be reimbursed also.
Your injury solicitor will therefore, have a compensation figure in mind and will ask for this on your behalf. The other side may offer this amount or they may offer less.
But what if they make a very low offer?
Making an offer that is substantially less is not in the defendants interest; by making an offer in the first place, they have effectively admitted liability for your accident – in other words, they are agreeing their negligence or actions caused you to be hurt – and they will not want this brought to court! A judge could order them to pay substantially more, awarding you more than you were originally asking for as a judge would take a dim view of a defendant who, despite admitting liability, puts the claimant through more stress!
Looking for an injury solicitor in Croyde?
As many as 7 out of 10 people hurt in an accident do not seek the compensation they are entitled to – don’t miss out!
Although we do not have a local injury solicitor in Croyde we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an injury solicitor in Croyde look no further than our expert service.
For more information call AAH on 0800 689 0500 for no obligation and sensible advice TODAY!
Date Published: 11th January 2014
Author: David Brown