Solicitor Negligence Claims

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What is Solicitor Negligence?

Professionals such as Solicitors, Accountants, Financial Advisers and Surveyors are often relied on for advice and support by Businesses and Individuals. Sometimes this trust and advice can result in a loss or unwelcome consequences such as a loss on investments following negligent financial advice. You must be able to establish that the professional’s conduct fell below the standard of a reasonably competent professional in the same area of expertise and that this breach caused your loss.

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What types of cases does Solicitor Negligence cover?

Solicitors sometimes advise that claims, particularly Fibromyalgia or CRPS claims should be settled for far too little. Solicitor Negligence can also occur when a Solicitor fails properly to investigate claims. For example, during the course of an accident or clinical negligence claim, it is important to instruct experts in the right medical disciplines. If that is not done, the Claimant will frequently receive far too little damages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Businesses and individuals frequently rely on the advice and skills of professionals such as solicitors, accountants, financial advisors and surveyors. However, sometimes the reliance and trust placed upon these professionals can result in a loss or unwelcome consequences to a business or individual. For example, an individual or business may suffer a loss on investments following negligent financial advice.

Before examining whether the professional has been negligent, it is necessary to consider whether you are entitled to bring a claim against them. Negligence by professionals must be based on there being a Duty of Care. You must be able to show the professionals owed you a duty of care. In many negligence claims this will be obvious, because you engaged the professional to advise you or act on your behalf.

You must be able to show that he was negligent and that you have suffered a loss due to the breach of the duty of care. You must be able to establish that the professional’s conduct fell below the standard of a reasonably competent professional in the same area of expertise and that this breach caused your loss.

In the case of personal injury negligence this could mean the mishandling of a case, an under-settlement of compensation awarded or a failure to seek appropriate professional diagnosis and opinion.

Solicitor negligence can also occur when a solicitor fails properly to investigate claims, for example during the course of an accident or clinical negligence claim, it becomes necessary to obtain independent evidence from various medical experts. If a solicitor does not instruct appropriate experts then there is the potential that claims will be undervalued or clients incorrectly advised that their claims do not have a good chance of success.

A case can also be brought forward under solicitor negligence when a solicitor under-settles a claim. This means that a solicitor fails to consider all types of loss and it leads to the claim being undervalued and under settled.

If your solicitor failed to perform to the appropriate standards expected and required of them, you may be able to make a solicitor negligence claim. The claim is worth what you have lost as a result of professional negligence. In a personal injury claim where the case has been under-settled, the amount you will receive is approximately what your compensation should have been if your case had been dealt with adequately.

What is a professional negligence claim?

A professional negligence claim against a solicitor for an under-settled court case is not a re-run of the original case. The original case has been decided upon and is gone forever; the claim against the solicitor is for the value of the ‘lost chance’ of having your case dealt with properly.

You can make this claim if you believe that your solicitor hasn’t performed to the standards required of them. This can occur when they give bad advice or under-settle on a claim for a client in which they could have received more compensation. However, not every under-settled case will result in compensation, even if you believe your claim to be worth more. You must be able to prove that any other competent solicitor would have treated the case differently and more appropriately in the same circumstances.

How much is a solicitor negligence claim worth?

solicitor negligence claim can vary in its worth. The value of your claim against a solicitor is like all professional negligence claims; it varies greatly depending on many factors, including your personal circumstances and the value of your losses. For example, in a recent case regarding Mrs R P, we recovered nearly £1 million in her settlement after her solicitor under settled her compensation amount.

The court has to take into consideration a number of factors before finalising its decision; The risks involved in the original claim- Would you have been found partly to blame? Would you have settled for less than the full amount if an early offer had been made? The court also then has to consider the risks involved in proving the Professional Negligence claim.

Types of solicitor negligence

Not having been made aware of the full amount that you are entitled to and being rushed into settling a claim by your solicitor are signs of negligence. Additionally, some claimants require representation in the case that they do not have the mental capacity to make decisions about the claim, and this may not have been provided. 

If your personal injury solicitor does not take into account all the potential aspects or future repercussions of your claim, such as the development of a chronic condition, you could find yourself accepting a compensation settlement that does not meet your current or future needs. Whether your claim was under settled is evaluated by different aspects of the settlement. This includes general damages, which refers to compensation on the basis of pain, suffering and loss of amenity as a result of an accident, whether physical or psychological. It compensates you for non-monetary damages, such as a reduction in quality of life and mental anguish. 

Your negligence claim will also consider your claim for special damages. This refers to out-of-pocket expenses that have been incurred and takes into consideration future costs and loss of income, including medical bills, loss of earnings and transportation costs to and from appointments. 

Furthermore, if the injury for which you are claiming has left you unable to return to work, you are entitled to claim for future losses, such as loss of earnings and the cost of future care. In this case, future losses should be included in the evaluation of the total valuation of your claim.

Another way in which the solicitor who dealt with your claim may have under settled is if they received medical advice from someone who isn’t a specialist or settled the claim before your medical condition was confirmed. In cases such as chronic illness, it is a lengthy process to receive a diagnosis. Therefore, it is crucial that the solicitor treating your case refers you to the correct medical experts to avoid settling a claim early or one that is significantly less than you are entitled to. These factors will be evaluated when making a solicitor negligence claim as they could have potentially significantly reduced the amount of final settlement you received. If your case is successful, the court is also likely to award additional legal fees which are required in order to put matters right, along with an amount for interest.

If you feel that your claim has been under-settled or that your solicitor has failed to re-assess your case after a later diagnosis of a far more serious condition than the one for which you received compensation, Brian Barr may be able to sue your solicitor for failing to represent you properly.

We do not endorse any research, studies or sources mentioned within our blogs and comments. Furthermore, we do not endorse any medical advice provided, and would strongly recommend anyone seeking medical advice to contact their local healthcare provider

Can I sue a solicitor? The simple answer is yes.

Solicitors do make mistakes. When you choose to use the services of a professional solicitor you are relying on their personal expertise to help you get the best outcome possible for your claim.

Personal Injury Solicitors deal with claims brought to them by clients who have suffered from a range of injuries, be they short-term or life changing. Upon signing an agreement with a personal injury solicitor authorising them to represent you, you are very much putting yourself in their hands. For this reason it is of vital importance that your solicitor takes all aspects of your claim into account when negotiating the compensation you stand to receive.

If your personal injury solicitor does not take into account all the potential aspects or future repercussions of your claim such as the development of fibromyalgia, you could find yourself accepting a compensation settlement that is unfair and does not meet your needs or potential future needs.

If you feel that your claim has been under-settled or that your solicitor has failed to re-assess your case after a later diagnosis of a far more serious condition than the one for which you received compensation, Brian Barr may be able to sue your solicitor for failing to represent you properly.

Even if the Solicitor you were dealing with has disappeared or is no longer trading, a claim can still be made, as all solicitors have to have professional indemnity insurance in place. This is registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Negligence claims can also be made against solicitors who were working on a ‘Pro Bono’ basis, as the same duty of care towards your case is expected as with any other solicitor.

If your solicitor failed to perform to the appropriate standards expected and required of them, you may be able to make a solicitor negligence claim. The claim is worth what you have lost as a result of professional negligence. In a personal injury claim where the case has been under-settled, the amount you will receive is approximately what your compensation should have been if your case had been dealt with adequately.

What is a professional negligence claim?

A professional negligence claim against a solicitor for an under-settled court case is not a re-run of the original case. The original case has been decided upon and is gone forever; the claim against the solicitor is for the value of the ‘lost chance’ of having your case dealt with properly.

You can make this claim if you believe that your solicitor hasn’t performed to the standards required of them. This can occur when they give bad advice or under-settle on a claim for a client in which they could have received more compensation. However, not every under-settled case will result in compensation, even if you believe your claim to be worth more. You must be able to prove that any other competent solicitor would have treated the case differently and more appropriately in the same circumstances.

How much is a solicitor negligence claim worth?

solicitor negligence claim can vary in its worth. The value of your claim against a solicitor is like all professional negligence claims; it varies greatly depending on many factors, including your personal circumstances and the value of your losses. For example, in a recent case regarding Mrs R P, we recovered nearly £1 million in her settlement after her solicitor under settled her compensation amount.

The court has to take into consideration a number of factors before finalising its decision; The risks involved in the original claim- Would you have been found partly to blame? Would you have settled for less than the full amount if an early offer had been made? The court also then has to consider the risks involved in proving the Professional Negligence claim.

Types of solicitor negligence

Not having been made aware of the full amount that you are entitled to and being rushed into settling a claim by your solicitor are signs of negligence. Additionally, some claimants require representation in the case that they do not have the mental capacity to make decisions about the claim, and this may not have been provided. 

If your personal injury solicitor does not take into account all the potential aspects or future repercussions of your claim, such as the development of a chronic condition, you could find yourself accepting a compensation settlement that does not meet your current or future needs. Whether your claim was under settled is evaluated by different aspects of the settlement. This includes general damages, which refers to compensation on the basis of pain, suffering and loss of amenity as a result of an accident, whether physical or psychological. It compensates you for non-monetary damages, such as a reduction in quality of life and mental anguish. 

Your negligence claim will also consider your claim for special damages. This refers to out-of-pocket expenses that have been incurred and takes into consideration future costs and loss of income, including medical bills, loss of earnings and transportation costs to and from appointments. 

Furthermore, if the injury for which you are claiming has left you unable to return to work, you are entitled to claim for future losses, such as loss of earnings and the cost of future care. In this case, future losses should be included in the evaluation of the total valuation of your claim.

Another way in which the solicitor who dealt with your claim may have under settled is if they received medical advice from someone who isn’t a specialist or settled the claim before your medical condition was confirmed. In cases such as chronic illness, it is a lengthy process to receive a diagnosis. Therefore, it is crucial that the solicitor treating your case refers you to the correct medical experts to avoid settling a claim early or one that is significantly less than you are entitled to. These factors will be evaluated when making a solicitor negligence claim as they could have potentially significantly reduced the amount of final settlement you received. If your case is successful, the court is also likely to award additional legal fees which are required in order to put matters right, along with an amount for interest.

If you feel that your claim has been under-settled or that your solicitor has failed to re-assess your case after a later diagnosis of a far more serious condition than the one for which you received compensation, Brian Barr may be able to sue your solicitor for failing to represent you properly.

We do not endorse any research, studies or sources mentioned within our blogs and comments. Furthermore, we do not endorse any medical advice provided, and would strongly recommend anyone seeking medical advice to contact their local healthcare provider

If your solicitor failed to perform to the appropriate standards expected and required of them, you may be able to make a solicitor negligence claim. The claim is worth what you have lost as a result of professional negligence. In a personal injury claim where the case has been under-settled, the amount you will receive is approximately what your compensation should have been if your case had been dealt with adequately.

What is a professional negligence claim?

A professional negligence claim against a solicitor for an under-settled court case is not a re-run of the original case. The original case has been decided upon and is gone forever; the claim against the solicitor is for the value of the ‘lost chance’ of having your case dealt with properly.

You can make this claim if you believe that your solicitor hasn’t performed to the standards required of them. This can occur when they give bad advice or under-settle on a claim for a client in which they could have received more compensation. However, not every under-settled case will result in compensation, even if you believe your claim to be worth more. You must be able to prove that any other competent solicitor would have treated the case differently and more appropriately in the same circumstances.

How much is a solicitor negligence claim worth?

solicitor negligence claim can vary in its worth. The value of your claim against a solicitor is like all professional negligence claims; it varies greatly depending on many factors, including your personal circumstances and the value of your losses. For example, in a recent case regarding Mrs R P, we recovered nearly £1 million in her settlement after her solicitor under settled her compensation amount.

The court has to take into consideration a number of factors before finalising its decision; The risks involved in the original claim- Would you have been found partly to blame? Would you have settled for less than the full amount if an early offer had been made? The court also then has to consider the risks involved in proving the Professional Negligence claim.

Types of solicitor negligence

Not having been made aware of the full amount that you are entitled to and being rushed into settling a claim by your solicitor are signs of negligence. Additionally, some claimants require representation in the case that they do not have the mental capacity to make decisions about the claim, and this may not have been provided. 

If your personal injury solicitor does not take into account all the potential aspects or future repercussions of your claim, such as the development of a chronic condition, you could find yourself accepting a compensation settlement that does not meet your current or future needs. Whether your claim was under settled is evaluated by different aspects of the settlement. This includes general damages, which refers to compensation on the basis of pain, suffering and loss of amenity as a result of an accident, whether physical or psychological. It compensates you for non-monetary damages, such as a reduction in quality of life and mental anguish. 

Your negligence claim will also consider your claim for special damages. This refers to out-of-pocket expenses that have been incurred and takes into consideration future costs and loss of income, including medical bills, loss of earnings and transportation costs to and from appointments. 

Furthermore, if the injury for which you are claiming has left you unable to return to work, you are entitled to claim for future losses, such as loss of earnings and the cost of future care. In this case, future losses should be included in the evaluation of the total valuation of your claim.

Another way in which the solicitor who dealt with your claim may have under settled is if they received medical advice from someone who isn’t a specialist or settled the claim before your medical condition was confirmed. In cases such as chronic illness, it is a lengthy process to receive a diagnosis. Therefore, it is crucial that the solicitor treating your case refers you to the correct medical experts to avoid settling a claim early or one that is significantly less than you are entitled to. These factors will be evaluated when making a solicitor negligence claim as they could have potentially significantly reduced the amount of final settlement you received. If your case is successful, the court is also likely to award additional legal fees which are required in order to put matters right, along with an amount for interest.

If you feel that your claim has been under-settled or that your solicitor has failed to re-assess your case after a later diagnosis of a far more serious condition than the one for which you received compensation, Brian Barr may be able to sue your solicitor for failing to represent you properly.

We do not endorse any research, studies or sources mentioned within our blogs and comments. Furthermore, we do not endorse any medical advice provided, and would strongly recommend anyone seeking medical advice to contact their local healthcare provider

Mrs R P of Kent was in a road accident. Her solicitors settled the claim on the basis that she had a whiplash injury. In fact, it was clear from her medical records that she had developed fibromyalgia. We obtained all her medical records and an independent rheumatologist’s report.

This indicated that she had developed fibromyalgia as a consequence of the road accident. She was unable to work and needed a good deal of care and assistance with household tasks. This was likely to last for a lengthy period.

We recovered nearly £1million for Mrs R P from the insurance company representing her previous solicitors.

If you suspect that your solicitor has under-settled your claim or is likely to do so, we might well be able to help you.

 

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