Recent figures posted by a major insurance company indicated that in 2012 they received £21 million from solicitors. This money, it has been reported, was in exchange for giving those solicitors accident claims. This means that you might have paid your insurance premium but if you then had a car accident, your insurance company could have sold your claim to a firm of solicitors and received a payment in return.
As a result of government intervention, such referral fees are now banned and consequently the figures posted by this major insurance company for 2013 were only £6 million from the sale of such cases.
If you have been the unfortunate victim of an accident, it is important to make sure you choose your own solicitor based on reputation and experience rather than allowing an insurance company to sell your case. A relationship with a solicitor is reliant on trust and communication, so searching around and contacting a solicitor personally is sure to produce better results for you and your case. Regardless of what your insurance company tells you, be aware that you are able to choose any solicitor you wish to pursue your claim.
At Wrigley Claydon, we recruit people who are experts in their field and care about their work. We’ve had a continuous presence as a law firm in Oldham since the practice was established in 1795 by Henry Barlow. Sixty years later, our now namesake Henry Wrigley joined the firm and we have gone from strength to strength, over two centuries, playing an important part in the local community.
Learn more about our friendly and approachable team. If you require a dedicated and experienced solicitor, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0161 624 6811 or through our contact page.
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