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If your existing solicitor has already secured a compensation claim for you that you feel is well below what you should be entitled to, you still have the option to seek a second expert opinion.
Although many generalist or high street solicitors will handle personal injury claims, there are very few firms who specialise in injuries and illnesses of the utmost severity. If you don’t choose a specialist personal injury or medical negligence or asbestos solicitor, or you choose someone who is inexperienced, your claim may be undervalued. That means you may not receive enough money in your personal injury compensation claim to cover everything you need now and in your future.
If you have lost out in this way due to your previous solicitor failing in their duty of care, you may be able to make a professional negligence claim.
Examples of professional negligence which can result in you suffering financial loss include:
- Deadlines being missed
- Failing to obtain all the relevant evidence
- Not understanding the full extent of your injuries
- Incorrectly calculating important financial considerations, such as your loss of earnings
- Ending cases prematurely
At Novum Law, we have extensive experience reviewing how other solicitors have handled personal injury claims. If we find that your solicitors have not acted correctly or not investigated your claim fully causing you a financial loss, we are happy to advise you about making a professional negligence claim on your behalf.
Professional negligence claims can be challenging. It is therefore important to seek advice from specialist solicitors who are experienced in dealing with this type of claim.
If we take on your claim, we offer ‘No Win No Fee’ funding with absolutely no financial risk to you.
What to do if you want to change solicitors during a claim?
At Novum Law, we are frequently instructed by clients who have been inadequately advised, or not providing them with the service they expect, securing them much higher settlement figures than their original solicitor was pursuing. If you are not happy with your existing law firm, click here to find out more.