Why should I consult personal injury legal representatives?
Take a scenario. You were travelling in your friend’s car. If you had known he was such an inexperienced driver, you probably would have turned down the offer of a lift. Sadly, what’s done is done, and you’re in the hospital waiting with your leg in plaster up to your hip for mum to come and get you, as soon as they give you the all clear.
You’re still a bit groggy from all the meds, and you’re gasping for a cup of tea and a good sleep in your own bed. It’s a real pity too, with your first proper job since graduation starting next week, and now you have to tell them you can’t. You just hope it’s not going to get your career off on the wrong foot, although right then you’d be happy to get it going on any foot, even one in plaster, if you could manage it, but of course you can’t. A broken ankle takes weeks to repair and to be rehabilitated.
As luck would have it, you took a call from the friend’s insurance company offering you a sum of money for your pain and inconvenience, and a token amount to compensate you for not being able to start your job. It was good of them to think of that. You’ll mention it to mum. It’s too late to call them now, so you’ll get back to them in the morning.
Is this the right thing to do?
Probably not. You see, you are not an expert in the value of different compensation claims for different levels of injury, pain and inconvenience and loss of earnings. But personal injury legal representatives are, and for this reason you should talk to a legal expert first before accepting any old offer that lands on the mat, or in your inbox.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
We are personal injury legal representatives and we’ve been doing this since the year 2000. We know all the values and are thoroughly acquainted with the claims process in whatever field of personal injury law, because it is our business. So, before you accept the informal offer, check out what your claim could be worth on our online compensation calculator. You don’t even have to leave your sick bed to do it, as it’s all online.
If you think you would like to start your claim and would like to talk to someone about it, call our advisors on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. The call is free and you are under no obligation to proceed, but at least put your mind at rest by finding out from the personal injury legal representatives what your options are.
Date Published: 10th September 2013
Author: David Brown