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    • Cliom
    • By Cliom 19th Jun 17, 9:28 AM
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    12k settlement offer, shall I take it?
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:28 AM
    12k settlement offer, shall I take it? 19th Jun 17 at 9:28 AM
    I was involved in a car accident a few years ago where the other driver accepts full responsibility. I broke my foot and it took months to heal and he never been right since. Before the accident I was probably at my fittest and now I'm 3 stone heavier and don't exercise at all which is my fault but steams from then.

    Also the side of my face was hit and I now have a click when I eat or yawn they diagnosed it as temporomandibular... it's really annoying!

    Anyway I got fed up with the whole insurance business and there was a gap of 2 years between continuing claiming I had children and life just got in the way...

    I was offered £8,600 by the insurance company and then offered £12,300 when my solicitor went back to them. This is instead of going to court and I have to let them know asap. My solicitors are not great and I know just want it over and done with after the delays.

    Should I take the offer or let it go to court?

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    • zx81
    • By zx81 19th Jun 17, 9:35 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:35 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:35 AM
    Should I take the offer or let it go to court?
    Originally posted by Cliom
    You've already answered your own question.

    I know just want it over and done with
    Originally posted by Cliom
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 19th Jun 17, 10:02 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:02 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:02 AM
    Tell them you will accept £13,500.
    • FutureGirl
    • By FutureGirl 19th Jun 17, 11:45 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 11:45 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 11:45 AM
    What does your solicitor say?

    If you want it over and done with, accept the offer.
    • Cliom
    • By Cliom 19th Jun 17, 12:56 PM
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    • #5
    • 19th Jun 17, 12:56 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 12:56 PM
    They have a court date for 6 weeks time if I decide to go a head so I wouldn't have to wait long. I know that 12k is a huge amount of money but I expected to be offered more. I looked on the sites that price how much you are likely to receive and it was in the 20k region. Are they usually correct? I am nervous at the though of it going to court though.
    • FutureGirl
    • By FutureGirl 19th Jun 17, 1:07 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 1:07 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 1:07 PM
    Those websites are very general. There isn't really a 'blanket' figure for compensation, it depends how much you've been affected by your injuries, and what mitigation you have done. How it impacts you, may be different to how the same injury impacts someone else.

    If you want it over with - accept the £12K.
    If you want more, go to court. When you go to court you will have to stand up and tell the judge how the injury has impacted you etc. The judge may award more, or even less, than what is being offered.
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