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Legal questions bikers ask

Legal Questions

Do I have to use the solicitor chosen for me by my insurers? This is a question which crops time and time up again when we visit motorcycle shows.

The one-word answer is no. It is your basic right to choose who represents you. After a motorcycle crash, people are usually given a solicitor by their insurance company or by a legal expenses company (legal expenses is the extra £10 on your policy). Your insurers will have a panel of firms who they use. These firms generally pay a lot of money for the work and have conditions attached regarding how files are run and who they report to.

What if I don’t like the solicitor my insurance has selected?

All solicitors are bound by a lot of Laws and Regulations which exist to protect clients. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the style of service you desire is provided by them. If that is the case, then you can simply pick your own solicitor. It is literally that simple. SorryMate deals with both new cases and transfers. Even if your solicitor has started on your cases, it’s still possible for you to switch to us.

How do I know if my solicitor is biker friendly

Not all solicitors understand what it means to be a biker. However, SorryMate is linked with solicitors across the country who are into bikes. We know all about the issues that are specific to bike claims because we are bikers. If you want to find a biker friendly solicitor, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

My insurance has threatened to not cover my legal costs

Your insurers or legal expenses insurers may threaten not to cover legal costs if you do not use their lawyers. This is not a problem and any competent solicitor can sort insurance out for you. Your basic right is not limited in any way. Just because you have had a motorcycle crash, does not mean your solicitor can decide who represents you.

If you have any other questions in relation to your Bike accident and you want free legal advice, don’t hesitate to contact SorryMate.

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