Jonathan Stittle has just settled a rather unusual case where a client had previously used another form of solicitor following an RTA in 2013.
Initially, the client contacted Jonathan about the case in 2015 – crucially inside the 3 year limitation period – stating the he thought his previous solicitor had negligently under-settled his claim. Jonathan obtained the client’s file from his previous solicitors and discovered that although the compensation for the injury had been obtained, they had forgotten to deal with out of pocket expenses, such as the rather significant amounts for both unpaid care and assistance and loss of earnings.
Strangely, this hadn’t been spotted by the defendant’s insurers and meant that the client was still in time to pursue parts that hadn’t been settled.
Jonathan obtained an additional £10,000 for the client which should have been recovered by the previous solicitors. The client was, of course, delighted.
If you’re not sure about the outcome of your claim, it is always worth speaking to an experienced solicitor.
Should you or any of your friends or relatives been involved in an accident, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0114 218 4000 or email us at P.I.Dept@tayloremmet.co.uk.