There are still widespread concerns that clients are being short changed by dealing direct with insurers following a road accident. Both MASS (the Motor Accident Solicitors Society) and Brake (a road safety charity) have voiced concerns about the insurance industry’s handling of road accident claims, in particular contacting clients and settling claims for less than they are worth.
Some insurance companies are contacting victims of road accidents straightaway (sometimes even hours after the accident) and trying to persuade them to settle their claim early. This can lead to under settlement of the claim, particularly as a medical report has not been undertaken at this stage. According to the Financial Services Authority (FSA), accident victims receive 2 – 3 times more when they use a solicitor. The key message is don’t settle for less – use a solicitor who is specialist in road accident claims.
Claiming compensation after a road traffic accident
Freeclaim Solicitors have a track record of success in road accident claims and have helped many clients achieve their rightful level of compensation. In a recent case, we helped a client who was involved in a relatively minor rear end shunt but who had suffered significant whiplash injuries. There were significant ongoing problems still two years after the accident, which would not have been compensated for had she been persuaded to settle at the time of the accident. Our road accident claims solicitors secured £35,000 in compensation.
If you have suffered injury in a road or car accident, ensure you get independent, legal advice before talking to your insurers. At Freeclaim Solicitors, we have a dedicated and experienced road accident claims team who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
All enquiries are completely free, and all claims are handled on a no win, no fee basis, so there’s no financial risk to you.
Call us today on 0800 612 7340 to start your claim. Our road accident helpline is open 24 hours a day. Or fill in our online enquiry form and someone will call you back.
Freeclaim Solicitors. Specialists in road accident claims.
Published: 16th April 2014