Being in a car accident can be an unsettling time for those involved, especially when you are the innocent victim and there is nothing you could have done to prevent it. Nevertheless the practical consequences need to be sorted out and where you have suffered injury this inevitably raises the issue of who will deal with the legal claim.
Accident victims have a range of options open to them, but in our experience we know people can often feel pressured by their own car insurers to pursue their injury claim through the insurance company and its own nominated solicitors. Indeed it is often presented as though the accident victim has little or no choice in the matter making people feel compelled to bring their claim through their insurers.
However, the actual position is very different.
It is a common misconception that in order to pursue a claim for personal injury you must use the solicitors nominated by your insurance company. While it can seem like that when discussing it with your insurers. the reality is that you can choose whoever you want to represent you.
Although your insurers may have a legitimate interest in dealing with any claim regarding damage to your vehicle, car insurance does not cover you for your injuries. In order to claim injury compensation a legal case has to be brought against the party who caused the accident. And this claim can be pursued on your behalf by any solicitor.
We would therefore always advise accident victims to think carefully before making a decision and to take full advantage of the fact that they are free to choose whoever they feel will do the best job.It is important that you exercise your freedom of choice to appoint a solicitor who is not only going to be committed to working in your best interests but, more importantly, is someone you feel you can work with as well.
By pursuing your claim with an independent firm of Solicitors such as ourselves we can offer you a free initial case assessment by one of our personal injury team. We deal with claims in a relaxed and comforting way, ensuring you are always listened to. The service you receive is personal and tailored to your individual needs. We pride ourselves in developing a 1 to 1 relationship with our clients, which we think is essential in delivering the very best outcomes.
When making a claim for Personal Injury compensation, especially if it is the first claim you have made, it is so important to be represented by someone who is not only capable of dealing with the legal aspects of the claim, but also ensuring that you fully understand the legal process and feel entirely comfortable with the claim all the way through to conclusion.
So, if you have had a car accident, don’t feel compelled to agree to your insurance company handling the claim. Embrace your freedom to choose your own independent solicitor who will treat you as an individual, not a number, and seek the very best result.
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