Initial legal representation

David suffered a motorcycle accident due to a driver's failure to give way at a roundabout in East Kilbride. The incident resulted in a severe wrist fracture and soft tissue injuries to his neck and hip.

David's insurance company assigned him a panel solicitor for his personal injury case.

However, the process seemed impersonal and revolved around form-filling. Despite a low initial settlement offer, the solicitor advised accepting it, later recommending acceptance of a slightly higher offer after initiating a court action.

Changing Solicitors

Discovery of under-settlement led to legal action against panel solicitor

Feeling uneasy, David contacted Motorcycle Law Scotland via Facebook. Upon reviewing the case, we discovered critical deficiencies: no statement from David, inadequate medical evaluation, and a settlement offer significantly below the claim's true value.

Motorcycle Law Scotland took on David's case, asserting a 'loss of opportunity' due to under-settlement. They collaborated with David to understand the full impact of his injuries, consulted a specialist surgeon, and exposed oversights in the initial legal process.

Negotiation and resolution

After a lengthy process involving the Law Society of Scotland's professional indemnity insurers, Motorcycle Law Scotland secured an offer more than double the original valuation. David expressed gratitude for their professionalism and regretted not seeking their assistance earlier.

Motorcycling Injuries

Key Takeaways

  • Individualised Legal Representation - emphasising the importance of personalised attention. The case underlines that injuries and settlements are unique to each individual.

  • Caution against insurer appointed Lawyers - encouraging individuals not to let insurers appoint lawyers and highlighting the potential cost of such decisions.

  • Advocacy for independent legal support - recommending individuals choose independent lawyers who operate on a 'no win, no fee' basis, ensuring comprehensive support and fair representation.


Our Award Winning Team

Brenda Mitchell - Senior Partner

Brenda Mitchell

Senior Partner

Brenda has been a Personal Injury Lawyer for over 35 years and for the last 20 years has specialised representing injured motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians.



Jodi Gordon - Partner

Jodi Gordon

Partner

Jodi has predominantly represented cyclists involved in road traffic collisions and specialises in assisting those who have suffered very serious and complex injury.

Thomas Mitchell - Associate

Thomas Mitchell

Partner

Thomas represents clients who have been involved in road traffic incidents and he specialises in representing vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

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