It appears that a number of firms have entered the ‘under settlement market’ or are gearing up to do so. There are questions over whether this reflects a genuine desire to ensure that those affected are properly compensated for their original injuries/losses or whether it is an attempt by some firms to replace conventional personal injury work which they now regard as uneconomic. I fear it may be the latter and that, once again, some lawyers are failing to put the injured person at the heart of the process.
I have long held the view that the injured person is better served by a personal relationship with his/her lawyer rather than being exposed to the ‘factory’-type claims process. In fact, in all probability, it is that type of process that has created the ‘under settlements’ which some (perhaps the same firms) are now seeking to exploit.
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