Changing Solicitors During A Claim

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When you go to a personal injury or medical negligence solicitor for help, the last thing you expect is poor advice or bad service.

While most solicitors give a good service and sound advice, there are some whose service falls short.

If your current law firm is not giving you the service and support you need during your personal injurymedical negligence or asbestos compensation claim, you are completely entitled to change solicitors.

At Novum Law, we are often asked if we can take over claims from other law firms. We have a strong track record of taking over significant personal injury, medical negligence and asbestos claims from other firms and achieving a substantially higher level of compensation than the initial amount suggested.

In 2020, we secured a £10 million settlement for a man who experienced serious, life-changing injuries after a road traffic accident. This was a claim we took over after his previous solicitors failed to make any real progress and significantly underestimated the compensation owed. Novum Law’s specialist team turned the case around and secured damages five times the amount originally estimated at his previous solicitor firm.

If you or a loved one is considering changing solicitors during a compensation claim,  contact one of our specialist solicitors in BristolCardiffthe Isle of WightPlymouthSalisburySouthampton or Swindon and we would be happy to help.

Call us for free on 0800 884 0777, email or fill out our enquiry form for a free, no obligation chat.

What are the common reasons to change your solicitor during a claim?

There are a number of reasons why transferring your case from another solicitor may be the right choice. These include:

  • You have concerns about the lack of progress on your claim.
  • You are worried the value of your claim has been underestimated and may not cover your rehabilitation or future care costs.
  • Your solicitor has not grasped the severity of your injury.
  • Important deadlines are being missed or there is a lack of attention to detail.
  • Your solicitor is failing to keep you up to date on developments.
  • You are concerned you may not be getting the right expert advice.
  • You feel as though you are being rushed into accepting an early offer to settle.

You do not feel comfortable with your current law firm and do not trust them to properly handle your claim. How do you change your solicitors during a claim?

If you are unhappy with your current solicitors and feel that the service you are receiving does not meet your needs, you may be able to switch to another law firm.

Understandably, you and your family may feel let down by the first personal injury, medical negligence or asbestos-related disease law firm you put all your trust in. It can be difficult to admit defeat and to approach another solicitor. Perhaps you feel wary about restarting the process or are worried about delaying things further.

But, if you do not seek a second opinion and get expert help from another law firm, you could be left out of pocket. It might mean you are forced to accept a significantly lower level of damages that may not cover your medical care and rehabilitation needs .

If you are thinking of making the switch to different solicitors, it is important to act quickly. There are strict time limitation periods which apply to personal injury claims and you must act within a certain timeframe or risk not being allowed to make a claim.

What is the process of changing your solicitors?

The process of changing your personal injury law firm to Novum Law is straightforward and you should contact us for an initial chat. If we take on your claim, we will send you a ‘form of authority’ to allow your file to be transferred to us directly. Once you return the form of authority, we will take care of everything else.

At Novum Law, we offer a free, ‘no strings attached’ review of your compensation claim and can give an expert second opinion on the best possible outcome for your case. We also offer ‘No Win No Fee’ claims, so that there is no financial risk in the unlikely event your claim is unsuccessful.

We will work hard to turn your claim around by thoroughly investigating what happened to you, and identifying the person or organisation responsible for your injury. Some evidence may already have been gathered by your former solicitors, but we will review this and get further evidence including expert medical opinions to support your claim.

We are also committed to securing early interim payments before your claim has settled, so that you can benefit from the best possible rehabilitation and care to help you on your road to recovery.

Why switch to Novum Law?

Novum Law is a leading firm of specialist personal injury solicitors, with substantial experience in securing the maximum compensation for a wide range of compensation claims.

Our friendly, welcoming and professional team has established an outstanding track record for representing people on high value and challenging claims. We regularly take on cases where other firms have been unable to get the best outcome.

Our personal injury solicitors’ expertise has been independently recognised, including by:

  • Ranking as one of the leading personal injury law firms in the South West by client guide Chambers & Partners
  • The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) memberships held by many of our team
  • APIL Senior Litigator status held by a number of our team

Members of the team have particular expertise in areas including brain and head injuries, spinal injuries and fatal injuries.

We understand that dealing with a personal injury can lead to further financial pressures, especially if you are not able to return to work or need to pay for additional care. Our team are committed to securing early interim payments before compensation is finalised.

We offer No Win No Fee claims with no financial risk to you, taking the stress out of the compensation process by ensuring there are no unexpected charges or costs during your claim.

What to do if you feel your claim was under settled

If you feel that your compensation claim settlement from another law firm is well below what you are entitled to, you can seek a second opinion from our expert solicitors.

Click here to find out more.

If you would like more information or advice about changing solicitors during your personal injury compensation claim, you can call Novum Law on 0800 884 0777, email or fill out our online enquiry form.

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