We specialise in the legal interpretation of insurance policies. Our range of services includes drafting of insurance contracts and policies and we advise on the interpretation of isolated clauses within these insurance policies
Often, after an accident occurs, the injured person is told that they do not need a solicitor and offered an early settlement offer in ‘full and final settlement’. The injured person might not even know the extent of his/her injuries.
However, it is in the person’s best interests to consult with an experienced solicitor before accepting any settlement offer for their injury.*
Solicitors who specialise in personal injury are well placed to advise you if a settlement offer is fair, and to let you know what your options are if it isn’t. It is also important to realise that whomever you’re claiming against – an employer, a public body, or a property owner – is extremely likely to be well represented on their side with their own solicitor and their insurer’s solicitors. It is important that you take steps to make sure your interests and your claim are protected.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement