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The other half was involved in an accident this morning, luckily he is OK but has a fractured sternum which is going to be a long slow recovery.

 

The other guy has admitted responsibility which is just as well as it was all caught on CCTV travelling at 60mph into Pauls van which was waiting to turn right. The police have the film and him so he will be prosecuted.

 

Ordinarily I dont like claims but an NHS leaflet at the hospital advised people to do it as the NHS can claim their own costs as well as compo for the victim. Paul is self employed so any time off work is going to cost.

 

Has anyone got any experience one of these personal accident claim firms? Are some better than others? Who to avoid or recommend?

 

Many thanks in advance :)

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Speak to your insurers is my advice. Someone crashed into the back of my car this morning as I was stationery at traffic lights, not as serious as yours sounds, nothing broken but I do now have a bad back, neck and a splitting headache. My insurers have already appointed a legal firm to work on a claim and have booked physiotherapy and a doctor to assess what sort of claim they will make on my behalf.

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Cheers, slightly complicated as it was a lease van insured via the company he is working for at the moment. Hopefully the incompetant that runs it will get on the case.

 

Glad to hear you are OK Muleskinner it takes a while for the adrenaline to wear off and the pain to start so take it easy!

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i would actually advice against going through your insurance company. A few accident claims specialists will pay an insurance company to pass work onto them but this can be bad for a few reasons. Firstly if you are with the same insurance company (or even possibly if you are not) as the person who crashed into you then it is highly likely you will end up represented by the same law firm. This is legal but doesn't exactly insure you get the best representation. Also the companys that do this are usually the same ones that have huge numbers of clients so you are less likely to get a personal service

 

My friend is an accident claims lawyer at a firm of solicitors in Liverpool and he told me about this practice. If you want to give him a call i'm sure he would be fine with giving you or your other half free, no obligation advice if you mention my name (John Gibbons).

His name is Steve Ireland (0151 2371401) and is a very decent bloke

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instead of these claims places i would actually go direct to a solicitors firm that you konw in the local area who deal with personal injury cases. They can also do the case for you on a 'no win no fee' basis but they will be a damn site more professional about it than the normal 'Accident Helpline' type of people you see hawking in the town centre up and down the country.

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My friend is an accident claims lawyer at a firm of solicitors in Liverpool and he told me about this practice. If you want to give him a call i'm sure he would be fine with giving you or your other half free, no obligation advice if you mention my name (John Gibbons).

His name is Steve Ireland (0151 2371401) and is a very decent bloke

 

Will Smith set up a law firm under a pseudonym?

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Talking of cars, I put mine through for it's MOT last thursday just to get an idea what work was needed to fix it up. Bearing in mind, it's a 14yr old Seat Ibiza with nearly 145,000 miles on the clock.

 

Didn't go too bad, the guy said it just needed a bit of welding underneath.

 

Now I've been told both sills need replaced which would require full welding instead of spot and patch and half the floor panel needs replaced. Gonna cost £4-500! The thing cost me £500 about 6mths ago.

 

Bodywork guy said about getting a dodgy MOT done, but I'm the sort that'll always get scooped.

 

I've a Rover 420 that needs about £250-300 work done to it, but the top-up in insurance would be about £170-200.

 

Bugger that then!

 

Bugger that!

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Bodywork guy said about getting a dodgy MOT done, but I'm the sort that'll always get scooped.

 

I went to look a cetrin c5 the other day which had just passed the MOT the day before, the first thing I noticed when I sat in the car was that the seat belt receiver was broken and the seat belt doesn't work! seems getting a dodgy MOT is much easier than people think

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My friend is an accident claims lawyer at a firm of solicitors in Liverpool and he told me about this practice. If you want to give him a call i'm sure he would be fine with giving you or your other half free, no obligation advice if you mention my name (John Gibbons).

His name is Steve Ireland (0151 2371401) and is a very decent bloke

 

 

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