Should my brief be asking me for advice? Q ‘You need to arrange a meeting to discuss your claim in detail’
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Answered by Steve Scully, GT Motorcycles
Would boots like the Alpinestars Corozal Adventure be strong enough to take the side impact of a motorcycle falling on your lower leg and ankle? I am looking for an all-rounder that means I don’t have to wear motocross boots on an adventure bike. Maurice Geeves, email
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I was knocked off my motorcycle and my bike was written off. The driver responsible admitted fault and I have received money for my bike, but not for my injuries. The solicitors who contacted me were related to my insurer and they approached me rather than me choosing them. For the past 18 months I have been undergoing treatment to my wrist. I have not ridden a bike since as the thought terrifies me. Whenever I think about the crash I cry uncontrollably and I am finding it hard to move on psychologically. I have been offered £5000 compensation “in full and final settlement” but I can’t believe this is right. My solicitor has asked me what I want to offer but he’s the solicitor, not me! What should I say? Linda Blackwell, Bridgend It is not for your solicitor to ask you how much you think your claim is worth. That is their job. He should be taking steps to properly value your claim and it is essential in your case to obtain medical evidence from a consultant psychiatrist as well as an orthopaedic surgeon. I am worried that your solicitor does not know what he is doing and you need to arrange a meeting to discuss your claim in detail otherwise you could end up with an under settlement.
It sounds like you would benefit from counselling to get you over the fear that you are experiencing. If you have an untreatable phobic anxiety disorder then you may be entitled to claim the future increased travel costs of having to drive a car rather than bike if applicable. Speak to your solicitor and insist on a meeting and if you remain unhappy then seek an alternative firm.