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

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