I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me a hand out with some advice I only last year moved over from Ireland to London so I am still green to this place.
I recently got knocked off my bike while in a cycle lane by an uber passenger car door while the light was green.
I broke my scaphoid damaged my bike and had soft tissue damage. Due to breaking my wrist just before exams in my masters, I must resit these exams in September which is a pain.
Anyway to my question. Do you guys recommend no win no fee people to look for money back? My bike was left in Uni over Christmas as I couldn't cycle it home with a hard cast when I returned after Christmas it was robbed. Youths broke into the Uni with angle grinders robbing many bikes, this has been reported stolen by police also.
I have international health insurance which includes legal cover also so wondering if no win no fee is best or should I let my insurer try find someone. I am conscious of not ripping anyone off as I have previously been on the other end of getting fleeced by a woman for whiplash when I bumped into her in rush hour traffic going max 4mph. Are these no win no fee notorious for this ripping off? Do you guys have any recommendations for solicitors in London. Or no win no fee? A guy from Bikeline rang me and advised that they take a 25% cut of compensation as they cannot reclaim expenses from the other side due to this ambulance chasing culture in the UK. What would a normal solicitors fees be in that regard if it is not no win no fee.
So if anyone has advice I would be very greateful to hear it.
Sorry for the very long post.