Sintons achieve significant increase for whiplash victim
A young mother-of-two who was injured in a car accident received more than double her expected pay-out after instructing law firm Sintons.
The woman sustained a whiplash injury in the collision, and was offered a non-negotiable £1,600 by the other driver’s insurers.
The Personal Injury team at Newcastle law firm Sintons pursued the case to court and the woman was awarded over £3,400 – more than double the initial offer.
Kate Jenkins, Partner in the Personal Injury department at Sintons, represented the woman at court.
She said: “This is a fantastic result for our client. Prior to the hearing, the defendant’s insurers had only offered £1,600 and refused to negotiate. At the hearing, the Judge stated that defendant’s arguments were not logical, and accepted my arguments regarding the value of the claim.
“This again highlights why it is so important for victims of personal injury to instruct specialist solicitors like Sintons to act on their behalf.
“Insurers state that they should be able to deal with claimants directly and that there is no need for solicitors and this case shows why that is not appropriate – they would have paid out less than half of what this claim was worth if they had dealt with the claimant direct, without our involvement.”
If you have suffered injury as a result of a road traffic accident it may be possible to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation.
All personal injury compensation claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.
To begin a personal inury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.