Powerpoint net north anatomy of a case

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product liability case where client suffered a serious injury from a pedal bin. she was dealing with Aviva insurance directly who attemted to offer her a very low sum. we managed to get the correct ammount of compensation which was some 75% more than offered by Aviva directly.

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Powerpoint net north anatomy of a case

  1. 1. Anatomy of a case<br />
  2. 2. Pedal Bin Case<br />Facts of case<br />Knocked over bin<br />Unfinished metal rim<br />WWW.ILSSOLICITORS.CO.UK<br />
  3. 3. Injuries<br />Complete laceration of flexor policislongus tendon and ulnar digital nerve<br />Permanent disability<br />Unable to do certain heavy tasks<br />Two operations to repair injury<br />WWW.ILSSOLICITORS.CO.UK<br />
  4. 4. WWW.ILSSOLICITORS.CO.UK<br />
  5. 5. Dealing Direct with Aviva Insurance<br />Did not advise her to seek legal advice<br />Made an offer to her of £4000 without any explanation<br />£3500 for injury and £500 for care<br />Friend of client recommended me<br />WWW.ILSSOLICITORS.CO.UK<br />
  6. 6. Valuation of case<br />Starting point JSB Guidelines<br />Followed by case law<br />And most importantly 20 years experience of valuing injuries<br />WWW.ILSSOLICITORS.CO.UK<br />
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  9. 9. Valuation of case (2)<br />Barristers opinion<br />Barrister values whole case at between £7000 and £8000<br />I disagreed with barrister and valued case at £12000<br />WWW.ILSSOLICITORS.CO.UK<br />
  10. 10. Settlement<br />Agreed settlement at £12750<br />£8750 above initial Aviva offer<br />WWW.ILSSOLICITORS.CO.UK<br />
  11. 11. Advice<br />Do not deal directly with insurers or the solicitors they pass you onto<br />Do seek independent legal advice<br />Do use a solicitor who has the knowledge to argue the case with the insurers and barristers<br />Do use ILS solicitors!<br />WWW.ILSSOLICITORS.CO.UK<br />
  12. 12. Cheers!<br />Any Questions?<br />

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