Why choose ASD for your personal injury claim? – Financial strength
Why should the financial position of a personal injury firm matter to a client? You would expect the same results irrespective of the financial strength of the personal injury firm. Unfortunately it does matter. Some Solicitors do not have sufficient funds to pay for disbursements. Disbursements are payments Solicitors make on behalf of clients, such as paying for medical experts. I have clients who tell me that they were asked by their former solicitors to pay for these expenses themselves.
Other firms may be reluctant to pay for expensive expert reports until liability has been accepted in the fear of being left with a large bill, despite the instruction of an expert being necessary.
Finally to protect the firm against having to pay for disbursements if a claim fails, some solicitors will force the client to pay hidden insurance premiums which are then deducted from a client’s compensation.
At ASD we have been established for 30 years and run our current account in substantial credit. This enables us to fund disbursements on behalf of clients without asking the client to pay, we rely upon recovering these expenses from the insurers at the end of the case. If a report is necessary we obtain it and pay for it, irrespective of cost.
We never ask clients to pay expensive insurance premiums, if the claim fails we pay the disbursements. Finally, in serious injury cases we are able to lend money to clients, interest free to help them when they need it most.
I am passionate about acting for local people in Sheffield and the surrounding area, who have been injured on the road or at work. I believe clients would be much better served by a local firm rather than a national one.
Solicitor / Director
Accident Solicitors Direct