I have more than 25 years experience as a personal injury solicitor, serving internationally and here in Bristol. Working in Bristol allows me to connect with clients on a personal level. My reputation as a personal injury solicitor is backed up by my clients, who have often been referred by former clients or other professionals. I do not pay insurance or claims management companies to refer clients to me.
Meeting with my clients in Bristol or locally, is incredibly important to me as a personal injury solicitor. Meeting in person allows me to obtain true first-hand accounts of my client’s accidents and resulting problems. People are often unaware of the full extent of their injuries and, in particular, a psychological injury is easily overlooked. Many people are also unaware of the full extent of their financial losses and what exactly they may claim for.
Unfortunately, this kind of attention to detail and meeting with the client, which is especially vital in complex cases or when liability is denied, is something other legal providers dealing with large volumes of claims may not always offer. Many of my Bristol clients come to me after becoming frustrated with other legal services. In some cases, as their Bristol personal injury solicitor, I have also managed to obtain much larger settlements than they were previously offered.
While insurance companies and various helplines may try to force their own panel solicitors upon you, who are often based many miles away from Bristol, it is important to realise that you are not obliged to accept this. You have the right to choose your own solicitor. Ultimately, the outcome of your claim will depend on the individual experience of the personal injury solicitor who handling your claim. This is true regardless of the size of the organisation you engage with.
Some insurance companies may also make you an early offer in settlement of your claim encouraging you not to seek legal advice. Their duty is to their stakeholders and to guard their profits. You should never settle your claim without legal advice as you may seriously under-value your claim. Any settlement will be final and you will not be able to re-open it.
For more information, please do not hesitate to call or send me an email. I look forward to meeting you and representing you as your personal injury solicitor in Bristol.