£125,000 for Undersettled Personal Injury Claim
10 June 2015
Slater and Gordon Professional Negligence Solicitor Jenny Keith was instructed to represent a client whose personal injury claim had been undersettled by another law firm.
Slater and Gordon Solicitor: Jenny Keith is a Principal Professional Negligence Lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.
Settlement Value: £125,000
Jenny's client suffered an injury to his shoulder as a result of a road traffic collision when he was a passenger in a vehicle.
He originally instructed another firm of solicitors to pursue a claim for damages on his behalf.
Impact: The solicitors settled the matter within a few months of taking instructions, not heeding the claimant's instructions that he had ongoing shoulder pain. The personal injury claim was settled for the sum of £1,900.
How Jenny helped: Jenny pursued a professional negligence claim on behalf of her client against his previous solicitor.
Jenny successfully argued that her client had not received correct advice regarding his ongoing shoulder pain and the necessary medical treatment he required.
Jenny correctly valued her client's claim on the evidence which should have been obtained from his previous solicitor.
Decision: The professional negligence claim settled without an admission of liability for £125,000.
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