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    • hayleycull
    • By hayleycull 20th Apr 17, 2:02 PM
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    car accident no win no fee -advice needed
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    • 20th Apr 17, 2:02 PM
    car accident no win no fee -advice needed 20th Apr 17 at 2:02 PM
    ADVICE WANTED PLEASE
    i am insured with 1st central-fully comp. last week a lady crashed into me and she immediately admitted liability. my car was taken for repair and i was given a coutesy car so all went smoothly. I was initially feeling fine after the accident but the last few days have been greatly suffering with neck and back pain. i saw my gp this morning for strong pain relief and she feels that i have whiplash. I have never claimed money for anything before and didnt intend to however i work as a nurse so i am aware how this injury may affect me. i have phoned my insurance company and they tell me i didnt pay the additional extra for legal cover so i am not covered to claim they directed me to their approved company-First Central Law. upon speaking to them i am told i can claim through them on a no win no fee basis and they take 25%.
    is this normal? any advice on what i should do?
    PLEASE dont think im out to make money-i have read previous threads so im well aware that this does happen.
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    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 20th Apr 17, 2:35 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 2:35 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 2:35 PM
    25% is the maximum they can charge.

    Google to see if you can find cheaper if you want to find a cheaper solicitor.

    But now you have posted on a public forum like this beware any private messages you get from lurkers offering to act for you
    • dacouch
    • By dacouch 20th Apr 17, 4:14 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 4:14 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 4:14 PM
    By any chance did you take out the optional Legal Protection Cover with First Central?
    • OnanTheBarbarian
    • By OnanTheBarbarian 20th Apr 17, 7:07 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 7:07 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 7:07 PM
    Such a shame that some clashes with some forum members results in this poster not being told where there is a free solution to her problem.
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