Changing personal injury solicitors- failed claims and under-settled claims:
7. My personal injury claim settlement did not include my recovered financial losses or special damages. What can I do?
Can I change personal injury solicitors mid-way through a claim?
Yes. If you are unhappy with the service that you are receiving from your personal injury solicitor, regardless of whether or not you have already begun the process of building your personal injury claim with them, you are perfectly entitled to seek alternative legal representation from a personal injury solicitor who you feel is better suited to you and your claim.
Here at MG Legal, our expert personal injury solicitors are well experienced in taking on claims from other solicitors, whose clients do not feel they are getting the best quality of legal representation in their personal injury claim. Because of our success rate in personal injury claims, and our reputation among previous clients, a significant proportion of the personal injury claims that we work on are taken on from clients who have previously been unhappy with the personal injury solicitor they initially chose.
When a client realises that they have made the wrong decision with their personal injury solicitor, it can be distressing and they may not know what to do going forward. However, our personal injury solicitors are well experienced in how to navigate through the process of switching personal injury solicitors, and get to work quickly on taking over personal injury claims mid-way through.
To learn about how our team can help with your personal injury claim, and take over your claim, simply contact us online here and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
Was my personal injury claim under-settled?
If you are currently going through the process of settling your claim, or have recently settled your personal injury claim, you might be having doubts and wondering, ‘was my personal injury claim under-settled?’.
Under-settled personal injury claims usually arise out of one of two reasons:
Your personal injury solicitor is inexperienced and does not know the true value of your claim, or how to achieve this value
Your personal injury solicitor is rushing your personal injury claim, and simply wants to achieve a settlement value as quickly as possible.
As someone with no legal knowledge, it can be difficult to know if your personal injury claim was under-settled. It can also be difficult to research similar claims to see if yours was under-settled, as personal injury claims are so unique to the individual accident and claimant’s circumstances.
To discuss whether or not your personal injury claim was under-settled, get in touch with our expert personal injury solicitors as soon as possible, here, and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
My personal injury claim was dropped after denied liability. What can I do?
When liability is denied in a personal injury claim, this essentially means that the defendant involved in the claim does not accept that they are to blame for the accident and injuries.
Unfortunately, when this happens, it is the case that some inexperienced personal injury solicitors are known to simply drop their clients, and refuse to continue to pursue the personal injury claim on their behalf. This can be extremely upsetting and difficult for the personal injury clients, who trusted their solicitor to pursue their claim, and do everything within their powers to win their financial compensation.
However, when this is the case, all is not lost, and you should not give up on your personal injury claim. You might feel that you have wasted enough time and energy on pursuing your claim, but just one phone call to an expert, respected personal injury solicitor such as MG Legal could be all it takes to turn the situation around, and get your claim back on track and won faster than you might expect.
If your current solicitor has dropped your claim, it could be that they simply do not know how to move forward with the claim, and are not experienced enough to know the next steps to take. However, here at MG Legal, we never give up after denied liability.
Depending on the situation of your current personal injury claims process, there could be several other steps that our personal injury solicitors could take in building the strength of your claim, from using more relevant legislation to back it up, to working with medical experts to obtain specialist medical reports on your injuries. When these actions are taken, it is often the case that defendants are much more likely to admit liability, and agree to settle the personal injury claim based on the strength of the claim that is made against them.
Still, when this is not the case, and a case cannot be settled outside of court with admitted liability, MG Legal’s NO WIN NO FEE solicitors do not back down. If we cannot obtain an admission of lability for your claim, we will get straight to work on issuing court proceedings, if this is what you want, and will fight tooth and nail on your behalf in court to win your case.
So, if your claim has been dropped by your current personal injury solicitors, or you are simply not satisfied with the effort that they put into seeking an admission of liability for your claim, then MG Legal are here for you. Simply contact us online here for a free, no-obligation consultation with a solicitor about your claim, and your experience with your current solicitor, and learn more about how we can help you today.
Make a NO WIN NO FEE personal injury claim with MG Legal:
MG Legal regularly work on personal injury claims for clients who have previously worked with a personal injury solicitor who did not meet their expectations or their needs with their injury claim, and we go on to successfully obtain the maximum financial compensation for them. When you work with MG Legal, you can rest assured that your designated solicitor will be at the other end of the phone at any time to answer any questions or queries that you might have throughout the process, and that no question is too small for our team.
If MG Legal accept your injury claim, we will do so on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. Working in this way allows our clients to make a personal injury claim at no financial risk. This means that if we do not succeed in your claim, and win financial compensation on your behalf, then you do not owe us a penny.
Our solicitors are able to operate in this way because of our success rate, which is in excess of 99% for all of the personal injury claims that we take on. To learn more about our work, read a collection of our reviews, here.
I feel forced to settle my personal injury claim. What can I do?
If you are feeling like you are being forced to settled your personal injury claim, or are feeling rushed to settle your personal injury claim before, for example, you have recovered from your injuries, or obtained a full medical report of your injuries, this can be a big red flag.
When you work with a personal injury solicitor, you should never feel rushed, or forced, in any way to make any decisions.
If you are feeling forced by your personal injury solicitor to settle your claim before you are ready, you might be wondering ‘why is early settlement a problem?’, ‘what can go wrong with settling a personal injury claim too early?’, or ‘what to do if my personal injury solicitor is forcing me to settle my claim?’. Well, the truth is that there are a lot of potential problems when it comes to a personal injury solicitor forcing their clients to settle their injury claim before they feel ready, or rushing them to settle their claim early.
One example of this is when a personal injury solicitor tries to force their client to settle their claim before they have fully recovered, and offers a prognosis of 6 months for the injuries to heal. But, as time goes on, your injuries extend far past thus 6 months mark. Essentially, you have settled your personal injury claim too early, and have not obtained the amount of financial compensation that you deserve, and could have achieved.
If you are feeling forced, or rushed by your personal injury solicitor to settle your claim before you feel ready to do so, you should consider switching personal injury solicitors and finding new legal representation for your injury claim. To speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor about your situation, and discuss your options with switching personal injury solicitors on your injury claim, simply contact MG Legal online here, and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
What can I do after an under-settled personal injury claim?
If you do believe that your personal injury claim has been under-settled, whether this is just a feeling based on the actions of your personal injury solicitor, or whether your have had expert legal advice that this is the case, then your next step should be to reach out to an experienced, trusted NO WIN NO FEE personal injury solicitor, with reliable reviews, such as MG Legal.
Our personal injury solicitors are well experienced in taking on personal injury claims from other firms who have not provided the standard of service that our clients receive, and deserve. Around 1 in 10 of our clients have actually come to us from other solicitors, where they have not felt valued or heard, and we have successfully taken over their personal injury claims, and obtained for them the level of financial compensation that they deserve.
Can you claim twice for personal injury?
If you have been injured in an accident, it is the general rule that you can only make a personal injury claim for that accident once. If you have accepted a settlement amount from the defendant, and settled your personal injury claim out of court, or gone through court proceedings for your claim, this claim is considered to be closed.
It is because of this finality with the ending of a personal injury claim that it is so important to really take your time throughout the process, and ensure that you do not accept a settlement amount lower than you deserve, and that you do not feel rushed or forced into settling your personal injury claim by your solicitor.
If you feel like you are not ready to settle your claim, or feel that you are being rushed into settling by your personal injury solicitor, make sure not to make any final decisions before being 100% certain in your decision. If you would like to speak to an expert personal injury solicitor on a free, no-obligation basis about your situation, and discuss your options moving forward, do not hesitate to contact our team online, here, and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
My personal injury claim settlement did not include my recovered financial losses or special damages. What can I do?
Your recovered financial losses, otherwise known as the special damages in your personal injury claim, are an important part of any claim, and can often make up a large majority of a claim’s value.
If you have made a personal injury claim, or obtained a settlement offer, and are wondering why your special damages have not been included in the settlement value, this could be the sign of a problem with your solicitor or claim.
MG Legal’s expert injury solicitors would never advise that you agree to settle your personal injury claim if you are unsure about anything, or are worried that your settlement value might be missing any of the damages that should be included in your claim. The first step should be to reach out to your current personal injury solicitor, and speak to them directly about your concerns.
If you can’t directly reach your personal injury solicitor, or they can’t answer your question, or try to tell you not to worry and simply go trough with agreeing to the settlement, this could be signs of a problem, and an inexperienced or sub-par solicitor.
If this is the case, then the most important thing is to never simply agree to the settlement because you feel pressured into doing so. Once you have agreed to a settlement value, it is usually not possible to go back on this decision, and the claim is permanently closed with no chance of re-opening it.
If you have any worries with the value of your settlement, or how your personal injury solicitor is working, do not hesitate to get in touch with our personal injury solicitors at MG Legal, here, and speak to a solicitor within one working hour on a free, no-obligation basis.