The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has recently called for “sanity” to be restored in the public debate on whiplash. It comes after their appearance at the House of Commons Transport Select Committee seminar on whiplash. It was stated by the president of APIL, Karl Tonks that it was “wrong” for insurers to make pre-medical offers.
Our solicitors work hard to achieve the best possible settlement for all of our clients. We recommend that our Clients' are seen by a medical expert, this means that an impartial doctor examines the injuries sustained and reports back advising how long the client is likely to suffer for.
Pre-medical Offers with no legal representation are unfair to the client. When an insurance company offers a settlement amount before a medical report has been sought this is to save them time and money. The offer does not benefit the client as they are unable to fully value their injuries without a medical report. This would mean the Client has received no advice and has no idea of how severe their injuries are, a simple injury on first assessment may be very different after a medical assessment as this could have a long lasting affects on the Client. This situation gives the Insurers all the power .
Here at Forster Dean we are able to get our Clients seen by a medical expert swiftly ensuring that they are properly compensated for the injuries they have sustained. We aim to get the best possible settlement for all our clients and aim to get claims settled swiftly, we can often get straight forward matters settled within 12 weeks of instruction.
If you have had an accident and would like some Advice in relation to the same please do not hesitate to contact us on 01942 366365 or call into our office at 15 Mesnes Street, Wigan, WN1 1QP were we will be more than happy to assist.
Danielle Winstanley, Litigation Executive (Wigan Office)