Legal Expenses Insurance
What's that all about?
I've got this policy that I'm paying for - does it mean I have to use the insurance company's 'pet' solicitors for handling my claim?
No, no, NO NO and NO!
If you have a legal expenses cover, you don't have to use the legal firm your insurers suggest. It is your right to choose your own solicitor. Just call our team and we will deal with your insurance company for you. If you win, the other side will be ordered to pay most of your legal costs. You may have to pay towards your legal costs but this will be no more than 25% of your compensation. If you lose, you will not have to pay anything.
From the different size of text we've used in the above paragrph you might get the impression that this is something we feel strongly about. That's putting it mildly. We have blogged about the subject a few times - including such classics as "Legal Expenses Insurance - what you need to know", the beguiling "Legal Expenses insurance - your rights" and the number one best selling classic "Car Insurance, big boys, and bullies"
I may be making light of it now but it is an important subject. The insurance companies earn money from each job they refer to their 'pet' solicitor. They therefore put more and more of their considerable resources into making sure you use one of their solicitors.
On the flip side, because of their tremendous bargaining position they can force those solicitors to keep cutting their prices lower and lower. If those business keep on getting squeezed in this way then the person who is likely to suffer the most through this exercise is you -the client.
So regardless of whether you choose Fidler & Pepper, do make sure you use a solicitor that you have chosen yourself. But while you're thinking about it - here's a few reasons why we think you should choose us...
So tell me again - why should I think about using Fidler & Pepper?I thought you'd never ask! Just to help you we've pulled through some of the main points into a quick list (people like lists!) and here it is:-
- Free assessment of your claim by Specialist Solicitor So someone that has been doing this for years will suss out whether you've got a claim or not. This is from personal, practical experiences, not someone ticking boxes
- Friendly Professional Service - It's just how we work - hopefully this website should back that up
- CLAIM HANDLED DIRECT - No middlemen companies - We'll handle your claim ourselves - we won't farm it out to other companies
If you think you might have a claim and you want us to assess your particular case that's not a problem - go to our 'personal injury claim online' page and we'll get back to you within 1 working day with a 'no obligation' assessment of whether or not you've got a case
Alternatively you can phone us on 0845 9011 960 (ask for Russell Jones or Rebecca Brough) and we can provide you with more detailed advice.
For all car accident repairs we work locally with Hardwick Motor Group/Fix Autos as their bodyshop is committed to an environmentally acceptable way of working and equipped to carry out a whole range of repairs from paintless dent removal to major accident damage.
Fidler & Pepper are members of the Law Society Personal Injury panel .
Our offices are based in Mansfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield and we can deal with your claim by telephone and via our LiveTrack case tracking system. If you are local to our offices you are welcome you to come in and see us.