In the current climate, it seems like anyone associated with personal injury, just like the banking and finance industry, is potentially under attack or scrutiny.
Unfortunately, there are some good reasons why the perception of both these industries is not positive, but the ramifications mean that the good get criticised just as much as the bad, and as with all things in life, generalisation is not helpful. In the personal injury sector :- Continue reading
What do Accident Solicitors Do?
An accident solicitor (or “personal injury solicitor” as they are also known) can help you to bring a claim for financial compensation if you have suffered an injury as a result of a third party’s negligence i.e. if the accident and your resulting injury are not your fault. Your accident solicitor will investigate your claim and if it has merit then your accident solicitor will try and negotiate a settlement with the third party’s insurance company. If a settlement cannot be agreed then they will represent you at court. Continue reading
Personal injury solicitors deal with the law of tort, which is a civil wrong. It relates to situations where one party’s negligence has unfairly caused another party to suffer loss. Tort law recognises that the innocent party is entitled to compensation for this loss and personal injury solicitors are the experts at bringing such claims.
What are the rules for bringing a claim?
There are certain rules to bringing a tort or negligence claim. The first is that the negligent party has to have owed a duty of care to the victim. This is relatively simple to establish as in most cases one party will obviously owe the other a duty of care. For example, drivers on the road owe a duty of care to each other, employers owe a duty of care to their employees, professionals such as doctors owe a duty of care to their patients and so on. Continue reading