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PoissonJ

Member since Apr 2017 • Last active Nov 2019
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    Thanks a lot guys!

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    Not sure if this video link will work, but if it does....new rear hub needed or is it a mech issue?

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    In the market for a set (or possible front brake only) of avid shorty ultimates

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    Okay thanks, good to know - I think I'm going to go down the LD route. For reference, in case anyone wants to use Osbornes, (who have a tie in with LCC) they originally told me the success fee was going to be 25% but when I mentioned I was in discussion with a couple of other solicitors they called me back and said they could go down to 15% (or 10% if the opponent admits liability within 21 days) - I didn't push for this reduction at all. Anyway, I've decided to go for Leigh Day and will let you know how I get on.

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    Hi @hippy - did you get a decent payout with Leigh Day? All of the solicitors that I've contacted so far take up to 25% of the settlement apart from Leigh Day who take out some type of insurance product which means that if I win and the settlement is <£25,000 then I pay them c. £150 (if I lose then the insurance company pays them something). The cynic in me thinks that they won't fight very hard if that's all they get for their efforts. There's a real science to this...

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    Thanks a lot for all of your suggestions. I'll ring around and see who's keen and what cut they're going to take. I don't have any household insurance (another thing that's been on my to do list for years) so I think I'll have to pay for the solicitor out of the damages

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    Thanks a lot for you advice, Cornelius. Sadly I'm not a member of either cycling uk or llc so if anyone on the forum can recommend a solicitor (preferably not a fee based one) it would be massively appreciated.

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    What's the general forum consensus wrt going for a no-win-no-fee type solicitor vs doing it yourself? I was doored on the weekend and broke my collarbone. The police are involved, I have witnesses, they'll be an A&E report somewhere, so part of me feels as though it should be possible to do it myself. That said, I do buy in to the logic that solicitors might be able to recover more in damages and I imagine the admin involved in doing it yourself is enormous. Any thoughts?

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