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FAQ

  1. What does 'No win - No fee' mean?

    If you appoint Bonnar Accident Law Solicitors to handle your personal injury claim you immediately gain access to all the expertise and resources of our firm and you will not pay us a penny unless we are successful in winning compensation on your behalf. This means that we only get paid if we win.

    No win - No fee   
    That’s the Bonnar Accident Law guarantee!


    If we win, we will charge you a reasonable pre-arranged success fee. The details of this arrangement will vary according to the circumstances of each case and will be fully explained to you at the outset of the claims procedure.
     

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  2. What about claims handling firms?

    Claims handlers are not firms of solicitors. They do not raise your case and they certainly do not win your case. Only solicitors can do this. Their role is to find you a solicitor of their choosing. At Bonnar Accident Law we think you’d prefer to find your own solicitor…and we hope you choose us.  

    Claims firms have no specialist training or qualifications, they don’t know what evidence you will need to prove your case and they do not offer legal advice. So why would you start your claim with one organisation only to be immediately passed to a solicitor?

    Only you can decide if you want to deal with an operator in a call centre or entrust your personal injury claim to a specialist solicitor at Bonnar Accident Law, who has your best interests at heart.

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  3. Why Bonnar & Company?

    Bonnar Accident Law Solicitors has a 99% success rate in personal injury claims because we know the law and because we prepare every claim with meticulous attention to detail.

    We have 30 years experience of helping personal accident and injury claimants in Scotland receive the compensation they deserve and we would be delighted to help you.

    Our records show that in many cases we manage to increase an insurance company’s initial offer by up to 50% and in some cases by 100% or even 200%. In one recent case, we were able to achieve 5 times the original offer for our client, Joyce.

    Bonnar Accident Law works exclusively for claimants on a ‘No win - No fee’ basis, which means that if we take your case you don’t pay us a penny if we lose. Unlike some firms who also work for insurance companies in personal injury cases, we believe that in order to properly represent the rights of injured people and their families a firm needs to devote all its energy to fighting on behalf of accident victims.  
    When you call us you will be put straight through to a qualified personal injury claims specialist - Bonnar Accident Law is not a claims handling call centre - who will discuss your claim in detail and give you same day legal advice.

    When Bonnar Accident Law takes on your case we take on the defender’s insurance company and its legal team and our approach is governed by one simple, guiding principle - we exist to get you the maximum possible financial settlement.

    We are very pro-active and assertive with the defender’s insurance company and we energetically fight your claim from the outset.

    We will advise you every step of the way and we always discuss any offer from the defenders with you in detail. Depending on the strength of your claim, we may recommend that you do not accept the first offer from the defender’s insurance company, but it is your decision whether or not to agree.

    When required, Bonnar Accident Law will pursue your claim in the courts and take all necessary steps to achieve the best possible financial settlement on your behalf. 

    We take care of you and your claim.

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  4. Why do I need a personal injury solicitor?

    Whoever is at fault for your injury, it is their insurance company that will defend your claim for damages. Insurance companies are not registered charities and they will be delighted to deal with you directly.

    Insurance companies make money by collecting premiums and investing the proceeds. You will know that they generally need to be persuaded to pay out on their own clients’ legitimate claims, so imagine just how much harder it can be to get them to pay out on your claim for damages against their client.

    Insurance companies know that personal injury claimants don’t know how to collect evidence, nor what expert witness to instruct nor what their claim is really worth. You need a solicitor to ensure that your personal injury claim is properly prepared and presented in order to achieve the maximum amount of compensation possible.

    Don’t get injured twice - get proper legal advice!

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  5. How long will it take to settle my claim?

    Bonnar Accident Law has many years experience in pursuing personal injury claims which achieve the maximum possible level of compensation for our clients and you can be assured that we will be working flat out to get the best result for you as quickly as practicable.

    In some cases, however, when insurers reject a claim or offer an unrealistic settlement, we will have no option but to raise court proceedings. We may also decide to initiate court proceedings ourselves if we believe that your case would benefit from this approach.

    Should we think that this is the best course of action, your appointed solicitor, who remains in overall charge of your case throughout, will keep you fully informed of all important developments.

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  6. Will I have to go to court?

    Probably not. The vast majority of cases settle before court proceedings but should we need to go to court we will inform you long in advance and we will ensure that you understand the process and do not feel intimidated by it in any way.

    You should bear in mind that if your case has to go to court there is always a good reason but you can be confident that Bonnar Accident Law will be totally prepared to take your case to court if required and fight for your rights every step of the way.

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  7. How much is my claim worth?

    The aftermath of a fatal accident or a traumatic spinal injury is devastating and a claim under these circumstances invariably results in a very substantial settlement.

    However, even a seemingly minor accident could result in a substantial compensation claim if you are prevented from earning a living for any length of time or if you need long-term care, rehabilitation or physiotherapy.

    You need an expert personal injury solicitor on your side to investigate every aspect of your claim and ensure that all the implications of your injury are fully accounted for when assessing the value of your case.   

    The illustrative figures quoted under Injury Types will give you a fair idea of the level of compensation you may expect.
     

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  8. How do I make a claim?

    Simply call our freephone number today or click on ‘Start Your Claim Now’.

    At Bonnar Accident Law we pride ourselves on making the claims process as simple as possible. We will ask you some straightforward questions about the circumstances of your accident or injury to enable us to assess your claim and advise you on your best course of action.

    Remember our legal advice is completely free so you have absolutely nothing to lose by talking to the recognised personal injury claim experts.

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  9. Should I claim?

    Making a claim for compensation is a very personal decision so we would recommend that before you decide what to do you speak to us. We will quickly help you assess the validity and value of your claim and give you our expert opinion on the chances of success. 

    Please do not be influenced by ‘compensation culture’ stories in the press. According to the Citizens Advice Bureau, 7 out of 10 people with a valid claim do not seek compensation for their injuries.

    If you are facing time off work or extensive rehabilitation or other costs caused by an accident or illness that wasn’t your fault, you and/or your family may well need financial compensation to offset the loss of all or part of your income.  

    By making a claim you can help reduce the risk of a similar accident or injury to someone else.

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  10. Do I have a claim?

    If you have been hurt or injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault of if you have been exposed to hazardous substances that have damaged your health, then you are entitled in law to claim compensation from those responsible.

    It is in your own best interest to speak to an expert personal injury solicitor as soon as possible, whilst the details are still fresh in your mind and to avoid any risk of your claim being time barred.

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