Moffat & Co Solicitors

Moffat & Co Solicitors
Accident Compensation Claim Solicitors Scotland
PO Box 28287
0131 662 6988
0131 667 8175

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Motorcycle Insurance Claims

How to Find a Good Motorcycle Insurance Claims Compensation Solicitor

Think Bike

While being an efficient, exciting and convenient method of transport, riding a motorcycle is undoubtedly more dangerous than choosing to travel in a car. In 2004, figures released from a study by the Department of Transport revealed that motorcycles had an average of 121 deaths per year per 100 million vehicle kilometres when compared with the corresponding figure of 2.6 for motorists. The USA has done considerable research into this field and the HURT report found that motorcyclists were twice as likely to be involved in accidents as motorists and that motorcycle accidents were four times more likely to result in a fatality than in accidents involving automobiles.

Accidents and the law

Because the statistics are stacked against the motorcyclist, it is important that, in the event of an accident, they are equipped with a good motorcycle injury lawyer. While there are many lawyers in the marketplace, the motorcyclist needs to be sure of their solicitor’s expertise in this area, as motorcycle accidents can result in serious conditions that can impede someone’s potential to return to work swiftly, if at all. In these circumstances, a solicitor is required who will be able to get the compensation the victim deserves.

Where to look

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you need to be sure that your solicitor is part of a reputable firm. A reputable firm will be made up of specialists who have proved their worth in this field and, if they believe you have a case worth pursuing, will pull out all the stops to ensure the successful outcome of your claim.

While the Internet offers access to many firms of solicitors, you also need to know what to look for. It is worth checking the ‘feedback’ pages of the firms that catch your eye. The best companies will have testimonials from clients who are willing to leave their email addresses. You can use these to contact the clients in question and gain further appraisal of the firm; there is no better recommendation than one from someone who has first hand experience of the situation you are in.

You also need to know that your chosen solicitor has experience in dealing with motorcycle injury claims. While there are many firms who deal with a variety of insurance claims, it is far better to seek out a specialist; someone who has made this area of legislation their particular speciality. If you choose to contact the solicitor, you may want to have a list of questions to hand to ascertain just how much knowledge they have about this particular aspect of the law. Among those questions, you should find out just how quickly they intend to move on your case once its potential has been assessed. You don’t want to hire a solicitor, only to find that they do not work as fast as you need them to. In addition, you should find out just how much of the compensation won will be transferred to the solicitor as fees. Ideally, a firm should be transparent and have no hidden fees to throw at you as the process unfolds.

Ultimately, if you are not satisfied with solicitor’s performance, you always have the right to change your solicitor in favour of one that will work to achieve a successful outcome, and put you first.

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Since contacting Stan I was continously informed of the development and progress of each step of my claim. Stan was persistent and patient throughout the whole process and reassured me he would win me the compensation I deserved - and he was true to his word. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my claim and this is all thanks to Stan.


My case was dealt with personally by Stan Moffat and what a brilliant guy. His office contacted me personally by telephone at the start of my claim to explain who they were and what they would be doing for me. All through the case I was kept fully informed of all actions either by e-mail or by letter and reassured by Stan several times of any queries I had.

It is very seldom that a solicitor will take the time to speak personally at any time with you without getting run through secretaries etc. I commend this man for that as this was a very upsetting and important time for me and he did everything in his power to make this as easy and as swift as possible for me.

I highly recommend the service that this firm brings and the speed that they move at.

J McMahon

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