I’ve been reading a lot recently about standard amount of money being offered by insurance companies to individuals in order to settle any claims that may appear later down the line. This is because at this time the individual involved will sign an agreement saying no more claims are to be made and it’s legally binding. Now this is all fine but where you aware with proper legal support you can get on average 3 times that. We spoke to a solicitor and discussed why this is. She told us that insurance company’s make a rushed offer normally between £500-£1500 for whiplash claims. This is to do exactly what we’ve already said and it protects the insurance firm from having any other nasty surprises in the future. They are aware your claim is worth more but on average this works as the individual involved is not aware that this is something that can be negotiated on.
With the correct legal support you are in a good position to negotiate for a better claim. Insurance company’s do not want to go to court it can be expensive and time consuming they would prefer to do an out of court settlements. We have not ben told this but are led to believe after looking a t industry statistics. What this does mean is there is room for negotiations being advised in the correct way by a reputable Personal Injury Solicitor will insure you get the best offer available.
How to find a reputable personal injury solicitor?
You should search the internet speak to friends and family and have open and honest discussions with Personal Injury Solicitors you come into contact with. You are entitled to ask questions about previous cases. Have they been negotiated on and what is their success rate in doing so. You will be able to get a general feel if they are the type of injury solicitor you would like to deal with. Once you have done your research and along as they live up to their word and have been truthful. You should see your claim being more streamline and straight forward but also getting a higher level of compensation then you were offered at first.
One thing to remember when dealing with a compensation claim is your claim does have a value and it’s worked out on a many different factors don’t think you will be having a life changing windfall. You should though be compensated for the damages caused.