If you are involved in a personal injury accident, such as a car accident, and you have a right to claim compensation because the accident was not your fault but caused you to endure some form of loss, then you can expect to receive a high level of professional service from your solicitor. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and some people have found that they have endured a negligent service from their solicitor.
Negligence can take a variety of forms in this instance, but if the negligence of your personal injury solicitor cost you money, usually because you received too little compensation at the end of the case, then you may have the right to sue your solicitor for negligence and make up the financial shortfall that exists.
Your solicitor doesn’t have to have done anything wrong, as such. While negligence cases do exist where solicitors have taken unexpected fees from clients’ compensation payments, or they have submitted a claim inaccurately costing their clients the case, there are those cases that exist more because a solicitor failed to do something.
Negligence may exist if a solicitor failed to submit witness statements in time, or if they have failed to communicate properly with the client. Whatever form the negligence takes, if it can be proven that it exists and it can be proven that it led to a loss of money on the part of the client, then it is likely that they will be able to successfully seek compensation from their original solicitor.
Personal injury compensation is meant to pay for medical bills. It is meant to pay for any ongoing care, cover physical and emotional distress caused by an injury or illness, and it is meant to cover lost earnings that arose as a result of an accident that was not the fault of the victim. The total amount of compensation will vary according to how serious the injuries are, but it can be a substantial amount and is important to the victim.
When a solicitor makes mistakes or is negligent to the point that they cost a client money, it means that the victim of the accident will not receive the amount of compensation that they were entitled to. They may not be able to get the care or rehabilitation required, they may not be able to afford to take the time off work, or they may suffer in some other way. This suffering has been caused by the negligence of the solicitor, and this means that it is important to claim compensation from the solicitor that was negligent in the first place because it will ensure that the victim is able to recover fully or continue to lead as normal a life as possible, even if they have suffered serious and long-term injuries.
SOS-Claims is a team of professional and experienced negligence solicitors. They review cases from clients that believe they have lost money as a result of negligence on the part of their solicitor, can look to ensure that the billing method was fair, and they can be called upon to seek compensation from the original solicitor.