I’ve been speaking with a client today, well no more like over the course of a week regarding an accident he had. This one is a pretty bad one 70mph collision with a barrier due to break failure. He’s been very hard to get ahold of until yesterday.
Today in the final part of the process on the phone to a lawyer he fucked up, in a single sentence, everything I had done to try to help him get the matter resolved. That sentence was ‘I have no injuries, minor or otherwise.’
First thing before I explain the rest of this case redacting names of both the company and individuals involved I must first express this sentiment ‘Who in the fuck hits a barrier going 70 and doesn’t have at least a minor injury?’ The thing is the company said he needed this part fitted and it was their part that caused this collision…
X’s breaks were fitted by a company who carries out thousands of this type of repair per day. He left their garage with squealing breaks and returned to have that checked out, the company told him they were repaired and he could go on his way.
Then a day later his breaks caught fire during a journey on a major motorway. He then, dissatisfied with the previous results, attended an independent garage who advised him that his calipers had over heated. He then continued to use to vehicle after everything had been checked and cleaned, this resulting in his crash.
We established that he could take that company to court over it but we would have one of our solicitors look it over to do a last check before it goes to court which then wasted a week of investigative work and my own time. Everything was there and all he had to do was say he had incurred some sort of injury as a result of the accident, something he had told me during our initial contact.
I really wanted to help him considering the company had denied liability and this same fuck up could have resulted in X’s death. Companies need to be held accountable for these kinds of mistakes. They almost were had this man not fucked up during the call with the lawyer.
This man just wasted my time and made us look like idiots to our lawyers…
I want to injure this one personally, there goes justice.