Passenger in car of negligent driver needs independent advice

Hands on steering wheel of car

Mr. M was injured in a head-on road traffic accident, where the driver of the car in which he was travelling crossed the centre line of the road and collided with another vehicle. 

The insurers of the negligent driver dealt with his case initially, and offered him £2,200 to settle his case. 

Mr. M then consulted Digby Brown and, after proper and thorough investigation of the case and a court action, we obtained an award of £4,000.

This case highlights the dangers that clients will face if they allow insurers to deal with the case directly, without the involvement of a specialist solicitor who can provide independant advice.