Speak With Clearwater Solicitors Before Accepting An Insurer's Offer
10th October 2013
If you’ve suffered debilitating injuries, you may not realise how extensive your losses could be. Lifelong care and treatment can be incredibly expensive, and the specialist equipment and assistance you might need to get your life back on track could be prohibitively so. Many people can no longer continue working as a result of their injury, such as people with brain injuries or spinal injuries, while others require extensive workplace absences that can lead to them losing a lot of money.
You can make a personal injury compensation claim if you are harmed by the negligence of other people – you should speak with personal injury solicitors to do so.
Making A Personal Injury Compensation Claim
Every year, more than three million people are injured in accidents, and in many cases, someone else’s negligence or recklessness led to the accident. When this is the case, the victims have the right to claim compensation.
While insurers may try to persuade you not to pursue a compensation claim, in reality making a claim is very straightforward, especially with the help of personal injury solicitors. At Clearwater Solicitors, we can give you a free consultation so you can discuss your claim with legal experts, and will be able to give you no win no fee representation if we think you have a valid claim.
Some people are tempted to accept the very first offer the negligent party’s insurance company offers them. However, we would strongly advise you to at least discuss your case with a no win no fee solicitor before you do so – research from the Financial Services Authority has shown that people who turn down an insurer’s first offer and receive legal advice from solicitors end up getting between twice and three times as much compensation as those who accept the initial offer.
The importance of seeking legal advice is therefore incredibly important for people who have suffered serious or debilitating injuries. While minor injury compensation claimants might not suffer tremendous financial losses if they accept an insurer’s initial offer (although they could still lose out on thousands of pounds), the difference between an insurer’s offer and the amount of money a solicitor could secure for someone with more severe injuries could be much more significant. It could spell the difference between you recovering all the compensation you need to support yourself for the rest of your life, and recovering a third as much, leaving you struggling with your injuries unnecessarily for two-thirds of your life.
Pursuing your personal injury claim with solicitors rather than accepting the insurer’s first offer will see you recovering all the money you are genuinely entitled to. Protect yourself and ensure your wellbeing into the future by speaking with personal injury solicitors about your claim as soon as possible.
To talk with the team at Clearwater Solicitors, just dial 08000 430 430. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back in touch with you.