Unrepresented claimants will often be offered a settlement amount from insurance company that is well below what the claim is worth. Our solicitors are regularly negotiating settlement sums well in excess of what the insurer initially offered an unrepresented claimant. For example, we had an unrepresented claimant approach our firm with a final offer from the insurer of $14,000 inclusive of all medical treatment, lost income and legal costs. After further work and negotiations on that claim by our experienced lawyers, the claimant has a current offer of 550,000 all-inclusive of legal costs – 46 times more than the insurer’s initial offer!
Dealing with insurers directly will never get you the best outcome.