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Suing a Solicitor – Personal Injury Claim

Suing a Solicitor

If you have previously settled a personal injury claim but have since come to question whether the amount you received is too low, it may be possible to make a claim against your former solicitor. If your claim was settled in the last 6 years for an amount of £10,000 or above, our solicitors can advise you free of charge as to whether you may have a claim.

Making a Claim against a Personal Injury Solicitor

If you have received a settlement for a personal injury or medical negligence claim in the past 6 years that you now feel may be too low for the true value of the claim, our solicitors can help.

Farleys has a team of solicitors who specialise in bringing claims against other firms of solicitors who have acted negligently in dealing with a personal injury claim. If it is proven that you have been wrongly advised to accept a low settlement, or indeed

inadequate legal advice on any aspect of your claim, it may be possible to make a claim and receive further damages.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of suing your personal injury solicitor, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free of charge discussion. We will review your file free of charge and will thereafter be able to advise you on the merits of pursuing a claim.

Common Reasons to Sue Your Personal Injury Solicitor

It is a solicitor’s duty to act in the best interests of their client at all times. Increasingly, when clients instruct a non-specialist firm to deal with their personal injury claim, or when an individual lawyer lacks the necessary skill or experience to conduct the case properly, this duty is not upheld. For example, we have acted for clients that were advised to accept settlements for much lower values than the claims were ultimately worth.

You may have a case for suing your previous solicitor if you have instructed a firm to deal with your case and they have:

  • under-settled your claim;
  • missed a limitation date;
  • failed to adhere to a Court Order;
  • failed to obtain Court approval where necessary;
  • given you negligent advice.

Free Online Claim Assessment

Take our free assessment to find out if you have a claim against a former solicitor, or call us on 0333 331 5441.

Making a Claim Against your Former Solicitor

Where settlement has been reached in a sum lower than the true value of your claim, you can bring an action against the firm responsible to recoup the difference between the damages you should have received and the damages you were awarded.

The claim would no longer be against the original Defendant liable for your injuries but against the firm of solicitors.. Even if the firm in question has ceased trading, it may still be possible to make a claim against the practice via their previous insurers.

At Farleys, our personal injury solicitors are specialists in their field and have a wealth of experience built up over years of practice, therefore allowing us to correctly assess the value of claims. Our team will be able to identify where there are elements of a case which may have been missed, and have therefore resulted in a reduced compensation settlement. We often bring claims against solicitors where they have failed to recognise the seriousness

of an injury, the psychological ramifications of an injury or the potential loss of earnings incurred.

In one particular case, we represented a footballer client who settled a leg injury claim for £200,000. After consulting Farleys, we quickly established that this amount was far too low and they had been wrongly advised by their previous solicitor to accept this settlement. A final sum of £1,000,000 in compensation was eventually reached.

We understand that you have put your trust in a solicitor who has failed to act in accordance with your best interests and that you may find it difficult to trust another member of the legal profession. Our solicitors appreciate that you are likely to feel let down and will do their best from the outset make you feel and ease and rebuild your confidence. Farleys Solicitors will at all times put your interests first and will do everything in their power to ensure you received the compensation you deserve.

Contact a Specialist in Claims Against a Solicitor

To arrange a free review of your personal injury file and discuss the possibility of suing a solicitor, please contact us on 0333 331 4065 or alternatively, you can submit an enquiry online.

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