Sold down the river by your personal injury solicitor

  • September 17, 2012
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There has been a lot of talk in the media lately about solicitors paying referal fees – basically a solicitor will pay upto £750 for your details  if you ahve had an accident and then regard this as an expense to be off-set against the legal fees they will recover when they deal with your claim however as the average solicitors costs for a straight forward road traffic accident is in the region of £12-1400.00 you have to ask yourself how do they make a profit when they are giving over 50% of their costs away just to aquirte the case?

In some cases the answer is easy – have the matter dealt with by an untrainined, unqaulifed keyboard basher who is under enormous pressure to settle your case as quickly as possible without due regard for your injuries and losses and what your claim may really be worth.

I recently tool over a personal injury matter where the client who had been ‘advised’ by another firm of solicitors to accept the offer of £1750.00 before he had even started his physiotherapy treatment. With a full post-treatment medical report and proper legal advice from a qualified solicitor he obtained over £8000.00. 

If you feel that your recent personal injury claim was undervalued or settled for less than you thought it was worth or that you were pressured into settling your claim before you were ready then you may have a claim against your former solicitors. You have a six year period to bring your claim but the sooner you get started the better.

Here at Gartons Solicitors all cases are handled by a qualified solicitor so you know you will get all you are entitled to and we can help you bring your claim against any former solicitor who undervalued your claim and pressured you into settling before you were ready.

For a review of your settlement and to see if you are entitled to make recovery of what would have been yours in the first place get in touch with us today:

To find out if you have been short-changed with your personal injury claim get in touch with Mike Massen today for your free, no-obligation, assessment and if we think you do have a claim we can deal with it on a ‘No Win-No Fee’ basis.

If you are not happy with your current solicitor and feel that you are not getting the best service then get in touch with us and we can, if we feel that we can help you, arrange for your file to be transferred to us and we can continue to deal with your claim. We can deal with transferred matters on a No Win-No Fee basis.

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