Many people that I speak to believe that the value of a personal injury claim is fixed, and not dependent upon the Solicitor that is used. This is fundamentally wrong. The value of a claim is not fixed but is ultimately determined by the quality of the medical evidence obtained. The medical evidence is often said to be the building blocks of a claim – get the wrong expert and you will get the wrong result.
At ASD we only act for local people and we therefore only use proven local medical experts who operate from outstanding hospitals such as the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. Unlike the vast majority of Solicitors we do not generally instruct experts through medical agencies, but instruct the expert direct. In many situations a personal injury Solicitor has no choice but to use the agency because of a financial interest, often not disclosed to the client. In those circumstances it will be the medical agency and not the Solicitor who chooses the expert. Because we are local we have built relationships with local experts in the Sheffield area over many years. We know the type of report they provide and the likely timescales – this is not true of remote solicitors who use medical agencies because they are obliged to.
I am passionate about acting for local people 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