REASONS WHY PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IS NOT FOR THE DIY ENTHUSIAST!

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 Don’t be fooled into thinking by Insurance Companies or, indeed, by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board that you are best served in conducting your own Personal Injury Claim as a DIY Project.

Instead, it is essential that you contact your Solicitor as soon as can be after an accident.   Your Solicitor will have a wealth of knowledge and experience and is best placed to ensure that you are not shortchanged.   Generally, costs of Litigation are paid by the Insurers.

An injured Person cannot be expected to have the requisite expertise in the following:-

  • Identifying the correct Defendant.
  • Dealing with Concurrent Wrongdoers.
  • Understanding Statutory Periods of Limitation
  • Organising Pertinent Medical Analysis
  • Securing Actuarial Assessment of Loss of Earnings etc.
  • Dealing with Mitigation of Loss.
  • Defending Counterclaims of Contributory Negligence.
  • Marshaling and preserving the Evidence.
  • Interviewing and analysing the information of Witnesses.
  • Conducting Settlement Negotiation
  • Claims Valuation

 

Definitely not one to do yourself !

 

* A Solicitor may not charge fees or levy or any other charges as a percentage of any award or settlement.

 

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