Personal Injury Lawyers Exploit Freezing Weather
A group of solicitors have set up a ‘snowline’ to cope with a surge in accident claims as a result of the freezing weather.
Quality Solicitors dot com, a referral service operated by 200 firms, says the snow has led to a 42 per cent increase in claims, including a man hit by a skidding dog.
Craig Holt, chief executive of the service, said the ‘snowline’ would be manned by legally trained staff who would connect them to personal injury solicitors if necessary.
Holt said there had been a “remarkable increase” in the number of people needing advice.
“The snow and ice has resulted in a huge increase in the number of people calling our case-handlers, ranging from more routine accidents such as people slipping or being involved in car accidents to more unusual cases such as one person who was hit by a large amount of snow that had settled on the roof of a building and another who was involved in a collision with a skidding dog. Fortunately, neither were seriously injured.”
Seriously? A skidding dog? Takes all sorts, I suppose. Falling snow can be a real problem; it’s only when you start to shovel it, you realise just how heavy it is!
On the face of it, I guess we can’t blame personal injury lawyers for taking advantage of new avenues of work.
I’m thinking of setting up a ‘pot-hole line’ in response injuries and damage caused by the now widely acknowledged menace of increased numbers of pot-holes, which have directly results from ice damage caused to roads.
How about www.pot-hole-lawyer.com No?