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All our highly trained Solicitors and Barristers ride motorcycles. We provide professional legal advice, finely tuned with biking expertise - We Ride, We Know
In collisions car drivers are generally at fault with the main cause of the accident being simply that the motorcyclist was not seen
Less specialist solicitors will often advise to accept greater responsibility than they should or even that there is no case at all
We will act on a no win, no fee basis, even if your case has been rejected by other solicitors
all White Dalton lawyers are motorcyclists, so they know the risks faced by motorcyclists on the road
Before you change solicitors there are a number of questions that you should ask yourself. Here are a few that may help:
The first question is whether you actually have a solicitor. profit driven insurers do not want to pay for experienced solicitors to run cases properly, so unqualified administrators push buttons on computers. Check the Law Society database. It is illegal to call yourself a solicitor if you are not an admitted solicitor, so ask. Either a person is a solicitor or they are not. A yes or no is the only acceptable choice. Did you choose them or were they appointed for you? You have a right to change solicitors, so you need to consider what you are unhappy about.
Is your personal injury solicitor never available to talk to you, never returns your calls or responds to letters? But how often do you write or phone? If it is more than once a week, it’s too much. Your solicitor is probably waiting for a reply to his letter to the other driver’s insurer and they can take weeks to reply! However, if you have had no contact for a month that’s different and you might be right to be dissatisfied. Also, trust your intincts. if your appointed representative (unlikely to be a solicitor) seems to be getting ut of their depth or cannot answer your questions then change.
The most common reason for wanting to change solicitors is a breakdown in communication. This may be because the lawyer is too busy, does not care or you are asking questions they either do not like or know the answers to.
Part of the job of a lawyer is to manage a client's expectations and then meet those expectations. Where you are told that nothing can happen for a period of time then you must wait, but at the end of the period you should then be hearing about things happening.
When looking to change solicitors you should consider the amount of experience they have of personal injury work and motorbike accidents. Do they specialise in this type of work or do all sorts of work? Will a qualified personal injury lawyer (solicitor or barrister) be dealing with your case? Do they ride a motorbike? Why is riding a bike so important in a lawyer? Because your solicitor "gets it" - he or she knows why you cannot brake mid corner and steer, why tyres wash out under heavy braking, why damaged kit needs to be replaced and so on.
We frequently take over motorcycle accident claims where motorcyclists feel that their current solicitor doesn't have their best interest at heart or isn't interested in obtaining the maximum and fair level of compensation for injuries caused by a motorbike accident. or they are being paid a tiny fee by your legal expenses insurer, and cannot put any time, thought or effort into your case. Or they just don't get it. If your lawyer doesn't get it, then things are looking pretty hopeless for you.
When you call us, either to start or take over your motorcycle accident claim, our solicitors will have a detailed conversation with you about the events that led up to the accident, any damages to kit and bike and injuries to you. They will then run through with you the process of how easy it is to change solicitors.
At White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors we specialise in motorcycle accidents. You will have a qualified lawyer handling your case who also rides a motorbike. If we are not available and you leave a message, we will phone you as soon as we can.
Looking to change solicitors? Contact us on freephone 0800 783 6191, anytime, to discuss your case.
Request a callback from one of our team or text BIKER to 80800
Handled well by White Dalton. Geoffrey
w/c 14 June 2013
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