If you’ve been involved in an accident that was not your fault and are thinking about making a serious injury claim in Kensington and Chelsea ‘no win, no fee*’ accident compensation, chances are you would most likely welcome an offer of settlement from the negligent party that caused your accident or their insurance provider. After all, this would save you the bother of having to retain the services of a top 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ personal injury law firm with a view to seeking the recompense to which you might be entitled to.
Before accepting any such offer, you should look into whether or not it resembles the sort of figure that you might be entitled to if your case were to make it to court and you won. It probably won’t surprise you to know that negligent parties and their insurers are not above offering figures that would be dwarfed by awards given by the courts.
Settlement offers for a serious injury claim in Kensington and Chelsea
If the party that was responsible for you being injured in an accident that was not your fault does get in touch to offer you Kensington and Chelsea ‘no win, no fee*’ accident compensation without you having had a chance to consult a personal injury law firm, do not accept it immediately. Instead, get in touch with a solicitor to find out if the money on offer is comparable to what you might be able to win in court.
Don’t feel pressured into making a decision. If the negligent party or their insurer tries to put pressure on you by giving a deadline by which you have to make decision, it could be a sign that they are trying to force your hand, trying to bully you into accepting. Keep a cool head and set about taking advice. The more desperate the third party appears for you to accept the offer it has made, the greater the chances will be that they might be trying to get you to take an amount that is far below what you could win if you went to court.
Getting the right advice for a serious injury claim in Kensington and Chelsea
Unsure of where to get advice on the quality of a settlement offer you’ve received? Then you’re in the right place. Pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone if you would like to get as much free advice as you can. Calls are free, and lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Date Published: 4th November 2014
Author: David Brown