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Roythornes is proudly backing The Law Society's recent advertising campaign which uses the strapline "don’t get mugged by an insurer - use a solicitor".
The personal injury campaign focuses on why it is important for accident victims to seek proper legal advice from a solicitor, and to think twice before accepting an initial offer of settlement from an insurance company.
Your opponent’s insurance company will sometimes put forward a monetary offer at the start of your personal injury claim. The offer may seem appealing at the time, however, the offer (commonly referred to as a “pre-medical offer”) is designed to encourage you to settle without having first obtained medical evidence, consulted a solicitor and obtained advice regarding the correct value of your claim.
Claimants are often unaware that once a settlement has been agreed a binding legal contract is formed to settle for that sum. Therefore if you later discover that you are suffering ongoing symptoms as a result of your accident, and have incurred additional expenses such as loss of earnings, treatment costs and medical expenses you will be unable to raise a further claim.
According to the Financial Services Authority, accident victims who turn down an insurance company’s first offer and take legal advice from a solicitor will receive on average two to three times more personal injury compensation.
Therefore Roythornes supports The Law Society campaign which urges accident victims to think twice before accepting an initial offer of settlement from an insurance company.
When you instruct Roythornes to pursue your claim, you are in safe hands. You will benefit from the expertise of members of our Personal Injury team, all of whom are specialists in that field, all working together to deliver excellence in personal injury services.
When you have suffered injuries as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you should be compensated for your injuries and the impact they have on your day-to-day life, including loss of earnings or long-term care needs. An accident is often not a short term event and the after-effects can continue much longer than you think.
If you have been involved in an accident, then please call us immediately to find out how we can help you.
Of course, if you have any questions about compensation claims or your accident in particular, the team will be very happy to answer them.
To find out more about The Law Society campaign, please click the image below.