We recently assisted a client who sustained a back injury in a high speed car accident. Our client lives on a property with extensive ground. Of particular concern for him was his ongoing ability to maintain his property. Despite having received an initial offer of £12,000.00 from the Insurance Company on the other side we were able to negotiate a settlement of £32,000.00 for our client. A substantial award was also made for our client's ongoing need to employ a gardener to assist with the maintenance of his property. This was also achieved without our client having to go to Court!
It is essential that solicitors investigate all aspects of a client's claim. There can be a tendency by some to overlook elements of a claim in particular claims for gardening and household services. In fact very recently a firm of solicitors was found to be professionally negligent for having omitted to have made such a claim on behalf of a client.
This is to confirm that I received the cheque today. I must honestly say I am highly impressed by the professional, yet friendly way you dealt with this whole matter. I will put my response to the enclosed questionaire in the post tomorrow.