Solicitor’s professional negligence results in low compensation. Additional award negotiated.
This was an unusual case. It arose from the professional negligence of another solicitor, which had resulted in a low compensation payment for our client.
Of course, solicitors do make mistakes; but this case highlighted the danger of using a remote firm of solicitors rather than consulting a specialist, local Personal Injury Solicitor.
Our client had been involved in a road traffic accident. He had consulted a firm of solicitors at the other end of the country, and had never met the solicitor dealing with his case; he had only ever spoken to him on the telephone.
He had been advised to accept a settlement offer made by the other side’s insurance company. He didn’t really want to do this, but took the solicitor’s advice – even though the situation was never properly explained to him. He then approached Dominic Goward & Co. on the advice of a friend. We reviewed his case and formed the view that the compensation he had been awarded was too low. We negotiated an additional £10,000.00 on his behalf.