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    • johnny1970
    • By johnny1970 13th Mar 17, 12:11 PM
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    In a personal injury claim,who actually makes the offers?
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:11 PM
    In a personal injury claim,who actually makes the offers? 13th Mar 17 at 12:11 PM
    In a personal injury claim,when the defendants insurance company get a solicitor to act for them,who actually makes the offers to try and get it settled?
    Is it the solicitor or barrister who comes up with the figure or do the insurance company give them a figure?
    what would happen if the defendants solicitor makes an offer to settle and the insurance company says "NO WAY" are we paying that!
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    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 13th Mar 17, 12:53 PM
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    A judge can award x amount, however it is the insurers that have the final say,

    Remember who is going to be paying, not the defendant but the insurers themselves. That is why they want all correspondence forwarded to them so they can take action
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    • johnny1970
    • By johnny1970 13th Mar 17, 1:38 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:38 PM
    so the defendants solicitor/barrister would have no real input as to settlement offers?
    "T+C ?"
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 13th Mar 17, 1:50 PM
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    so the defendants solicitor/barrister would have no real input as to settlement offers?
    "T+C ?"
    Originally posted by johnny1970


    However in what context are you asking your question? are you prosecuting?

    A judge can award x amount, however whether the prosecuting insurers/ person accepts this, is a different matter
    Last edited by csgohan4; 13-03-2017 at 2:03 PM.
    • johnny1970
    • By johnny1970 13th Mar 17, 3:08 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 3:08 PM
    after proceedings are issued,sometimes there are offers made to settle a case
    but who actually puts these offers on the table?
    is it the insurance companys claims adjuster or the solicitors acting for them?
    • Crazy Jamie
    • By Crazy Jamie 13th Mar 17, 5:13 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 5:13 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 5:13 PM
    after proceedings are issued,sometimes there are offers made to settle a case
    but who actually puts these offers on the table?
    is it the insurance companys claims adjuster or the solicitors acting for them?
    Originally posted by johnny1970
    The solicitor. They will ensure that they have instructions from their insurer client to put that offer before they do so, and as such the situation that you describe where an insurer isn't happy with the figure would be extremely unlikely to happen. However, in the event that it did, the offer would likely still be binding because the solicitor is acting as an agent of the insurer, and in law agents generally have the ability to legally bind their principal.
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