Road traffic accident claim secures over ten times the original compensation offer

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Digby Brown Solicitor’s Kirkcaldy office helped a local man with his road traffic accident claim, securing over ten times the original compensation offer.

Our client got in touch with our Kirkcaldy office after he was offered £250 from the third party insurer and was repeatedly told by the insurance company that his personal injury claim was of 'nuisance level'.

Our client was in pain and had ongoing symptoms from the road traffic accident and our Kirkcaldy office happily agreed to help the client pursue his road traffic accident claim.

Personal injury solicitors in our Kirkcaldy office were able to obtain expert medical evidence, and the independent orthopaedic surgeon confirmed that our client had indeed suffered an injury, and whilst they were making a good recovery from their symptoms, it could take up to 12 months to fully resolve.

After we raised court proceedings at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, the insurer put forward a further compensation offer, in the sum of £500, to try and stop the case proceeding to court - despite having seen the medical evidence and knowing the true value of the road accident claim.

We were able to properly advise the client that this offer was well below the true value of his claim. The insurers then appointed solicitors to defend the court action, and at that point a formal offer to settle the road accident claim was made. The compensation offer, acceptable to our client, was over 10 times more than the insurers had originally offered.

Without the benefit of expert opinion and legal advice, our client stated they would have felt pressured by the insurer into settling their claim.

By being able to raise court proceedings using our no win no fee funding model Compensate, in our client's local sheriff court, our personal injury solicitors in the Kirkcaldy office were able to help our client achieve a settlement which they were happy with.

The compensation awarded to our client was within the appropriate range of compensation awards that a court could make and the case settled within 5 weeks of the court action being raised.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact our personal injury solicitors on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our short enquiry form.

 

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