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Claiming Compensation following an Accident

by Lisa Gregory, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law

No-one ever wants to have an accident or to need advice from a Personal Injury Lawyer but anyone who finds themselves in that position needs to speak to an independent solicitor with the experience to guide them through the claims process.

We know that there is a whole industry making money out of people who have had accidents – insurance companies bent on maximising their profits, fraudulent claimants with made up claims and claims consultants with no formal qualifications or regulation. There are endless other money making sidelines too: legal expenses insurance; vehicle salvage and recovery and car hire to name just 3.

Compensation claims have become a money making machine for both sides of the insurance industry – the insurance companies and those acting for the injured person. I have been contacted by countless people who have found themselves represented by unregulated claims companies. Without their knowledge, their claims have been sold to the highest bidder, often operating from call centres in the central belt or even in England where the law is totally different. All too often, the injured person is just a number in the process. Their interests fall far behind the demand to make profit.

I have spent over 20 years working for clients in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and further afield who have been injured in accidents. I know our local roads, our local industries, our local culture and the challenges facing those who are injured. I also know the tactics employed by the insurance industry to pay out as little as possible or nothing at all.

At Grant Smith Law Practice, we can’t turn the tide of the insurance industry but we can help our clients with genuine claims to make sure their interests are put first and they get a specialist, personal service to get them the compensation they deserve.

To discuss a compensation claim, contact Lisa Gregory on 01224 621620 or