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A Christmas message from a personal injury solicitor

21st December 2011

As the country hurtles headlong towards Christmas and the streets are full of shoppers getting those last minute Christmas gifts and the pubs and restaurants are crammed with revellers enjoying a glass or two of Christmas cheer, it falls to the personal injury solicitor in me to offer a nudge of pre-emptive caution.

And I apologise if you believe you are without blame at this time and don’t wish to have the patently obvious pointed out to you by a lawyer, but it is not just the police and the hospitals who pick up the pieces after a car accident involving a drink-driver.

Yes, the staff at many a personal injury solicitor’s office will see the devastation caused by drivers who thought their perception was unhindered after consuming a glass or two of wine at the office Christmas do. And it is we who are charged with steering people, whose lives have been irrevocably altered because of another person’s thoughtlessness, through the man-made necessity of fighting for compensation from insurers.

Christmas is a time for jubilation, not tragedy, so my message is simple – stay safe during this festive season, whether you’re in a car or on the pavement, whether cooking turkey for an extended family or plugging an old set of Christmas lights into an electric socket.

I’m sorry if you are offended, but personal injury solicitors are not party poopers, we would just like you to stay safe this Yuletide.

And I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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