None of us ever want to be involved in a motor vehicle accident but when we are we want to know that we are at least covered by insurance for any injury sustained and losses incurred.
The current scheme governed by the Motor Accident Compensation Act 1999 provides for a modified common law system to enable those persons who are injured in a motor vehicle accident as a result of someone else’s negligence to claim compensation for their injuries. The scheme is an unnecessarily complicated one heavily biased towards the interests of the insurers. There are numerous and strict timetables in place which must be complied with by all claimants otherwise a claim could be defeated for even the most inconsequential of technical breach.
It is therefore imperative that any person injured as result of a motor vehicle accident seek expert legal advice and representation as provided for by Brydens Lawyers to pursue their claim and recover the compensation to which they are entitled. Many have felt that the engagement of a lawyer is unnecessary and have dealt directly with an insurer. It should always be remembered that the insurer with whom you deal are the insurer for the vehicle at fault and not your insurer. Their interests are not your interests. Your interests of course are to recover proper compensation for the injury which you have sustained. The insurer’s interests are to minimise if not defeat your claim and to preserve extraordinary profit levels for their shareholders. Unfortunately we have seen over the years insurers take every forensic and tactical advantage open to them to try and defeat a legitimate claim. In fact on many occasions we have seen clients who have previously settled their claims directly with insurers for far less than they are worth. We have had little difficulty in setting aside such settlements and thereafter pursuing a claim on behalf of the injured person to recover the compensation to which they are entitled.
Dealing directly with an insurer is a practice fraught with risk. Insurers are represented by claims officers or lawyers who are well trained in the defence of a claim. In the absence of expert legal advice and representation as provided by Brydens Lawyers you are at the mercy of the insurers. It is simply not a fair fight. You need the best on your side to ensure that you receive what you are entitled to. You need Brydens Lawyers – Protecting your Future.
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For over 40 years now Brydens Lawyers has been operating a ‘No Win – No Fee”, policy which, simply put, provides that if a personal injury or compensation client is unsuccessful in their claim then Brydens Lawyers will not raise a tax invoice for having acted on behalf of the client. That is, if the claim is unsuccessful we do not get paid. More information about how this works can be found on our No Win – No Fee page.