Thursday, 24 April 2014

Too Little Too Late

Mr F. v Lucas Law. Mr F. had incurred an injury when he fell over as a result of a raised paving stone. Whenever pursuing a claim for an accident, your solicitors must commence legal proceedings in court within 3 years from the date of the accident.

Unfortunately, on this occasion Lucas Law did not commence proceedings for Mr F. within that 3 years and as a result, despite Mr F. having a potentially good claim against the local Council, the Court would not allow his claim to proceed because the proceedings had not been issued in time.

Mr F. approached ourselves for advice and we were able to pursue compensation for his injury against Lucas Law on the basis of their not having issued proceedings in time, and we were eventually able to obtain £1500 in compensation against them for Mr F. so that although we had lost the opportunity to sue the Council, he was able to get his compensation from Lucas Law.

If you have had an accident and feel that your solicitor let you down then call 0800 612 5030

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Car crash victim gets extra £5k after initial solicitor under settled

Mr T had been involved in a road traffic accident and decided to instruct Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors.  Unfortunately, Mackrell & Thomas advised Mr T. to accept an offer for his personal injury compensation claim which was too low and resulted in an under settlement of his case.

They also failed to investigate the fact that Mr T. had been left extremely nervous when travelling either as a passenger or a driver and again this resulted in his eventual settlement being far too low as compared to what his claim was actually worth.

Mr T. contacted ourselves as he was not happy with his settlement and we were able to advise him that there had in fact been an under settlement, his claim was re-opened and we eventually forced Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors to pay Mr T. a further £5,000 over and above the initial £2,800 that they had under settled his case for, resulting in him receiving a much fairer £7,800 overall.

If you have had a personal injury claim settled in the last 5 years and you feel that your solicitor let you down or you are still in pain call 0800 612 5030