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If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic head injury caused by the negligence of others, the chances are you will need an exceptionally good personal injury lawyer – and that is where we come in.
Our dedicated and skilled personal injury lawyers are experienced in pursuing brain injury claims. We have acted in a large number of high-value claims, achieving million-pound-plus claimant settlements for our clients and making sure they get the help and care they need – now and into the future.
As one of the UK’s leading brain injury claims law firms, we provide a proven and successful combination of sensitive and sympathetic individual attention and exceptionally high quality professional legal standards. We are committed to spending as much time as it takes to get to know and understand our clients and their personal situation, and we keep their best interests at the heart of everything we do.
As a firm, we are proud to be involved with regional and national acquired brain injury charities including Headway and the Brain Injury Group, and we maintain strong, lasting links with acquired brain injury (ABI) communities and self-help groups in West Sussex and beyond.
What is acquired brain injury?
Brain injury can be caused in a variety of ways, under many different circumstances ranging from oxygen deprivation at birth or a fall from height, road traffic accidents or a seemingly innocuous slip, trip or fall.
Of course, not all accidents result in severe brain damage. The consequences of some incidents may be significantly less serious including concussion, severe headaches or relatively minor cognitive problems such as short-term memory loss. Certain injuries, however, such as frontal lobe injury and diffuse axonal injury, are far more extensive and can be devastating, resulting in a sufferer’s long-term disability that requires a lifetime of care and support.
Whatever the cause of brain injury, the necessary treatment, therapy and rehabilitation may be lengthy – it is important to recognise and accept there is no instant, quick-fix solution – and not only the mental and physical health but also the financial well-being of a brain injury victim is likely to come under severe strain with their inevitable loss of earnings adding personal and family stress to their situation.
Always on your side
Of course, in itself a financial settlement cannot restore the health of an accident victim – but it can pay for the crucial rehabilitation resources that give you the best possible chance of making a full recovery as soon as possible. At every stage of your claim we will strive to ensure you receive compensation at the earliest opportunity, to pay for your ongoing care and support as well as other needs such as housing and any specialist or mobility equipment you may need.
If required, our experienced private client lawyers can help and advise on Court of Protection matters or act as an official deputy to represent your interests, while our trusts and investment teams are on hand to set up a personal injury trust to manage and administer your financial award.
Once your claim has been settled, our qualified financial advisors can provide expert professional investment advice tailored to your specific circumstances, to ensure the best-possible management and use of the compensation you have been awarded.
If you or a loved one has suffered brain injury at the hands of others, or you would like to know more about how our highly-respected personal injury team could help, call us on 01243 786668, email our specialists directly, or write to us in confidence at email@example.com.
George Ide LLP. We’re on your side
- We are one of the UK’s leading brain injury claims law firms
- We pride ourselves on exceptional client service
- We hold comprehensive Law Society accreditation
- We support Headway and the Brain Injury Group charities
- We get to know you individually and provide help at every step of the process
- We always work to get the best possible settlement for you
- We have built strong, lasting links with acquired brain injury (ABI) communities
- We have experience with high-value claims, achieving million-pound-plus claimant settlements
Our specialist brain injury lawyers have access to independent, healthcare-trained case managers who are able to assess and manage your treatment and rehabilitation needs in a timeframe that best suits you. Informed by your case manager, our lawyers can then negotiate to ensure you receive an appropriate level of interim funding to pay for specialist treatment, as and when you need it.
We can also liaise with benefits specialists to review your entitlement to state benefits and make sure you get the full amount of financial support to which you are entitled while you are incapacitated.
Our personal injury department is experienced in dealing with brain injury claims of all sizes and complexity, including incidents resulting in catastrophic and life-changing injuries. We are highly respected, both by clients and by our professional peers, highly rated (Band One) in Chambers and Partners’ prestigious directory of UK legal practitioners, and hold comprehensive Law Society accreditation for top-level quality control, reflecting our commitment to the highest standards of client service.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Paul (with the fantastic assistance of Karen and Lizzy especially) for the support and kindness throughout my claim as well as the superb outcome that he obtained for me. I am in no doubt that I would never have achieved the result without the dedication, experience and can do attitude of Paul and the team. Their caring attitude, sensitivity and professionalism shined throughout the entire process. Despite the other side initially denying liability, Paul fought tirelessly on my behalf, to ensure they provided what they should do, thus allowing me to get back to as near a normal life as quickly and safely as possible. Right from the first point of contact (and I first met Paul from my hospital bed), the service was outstanding and second to none, the communication was excellent, and I was never in doubt as to what was happening, and why. I truly believe my subsequent recovery is down to the fact that I was guided so well by Paul and his team, and him obtaining the opinions of the experts he did. The support was amazing, as was the end result, which has ensured I am able to continue to press on with my every day life without worry of what lies ahead, despite the disability I now have. I really cannot recommend Paul and is team enough, I would suggest to anyone that is in need of a personal injury solicitor to give Paul a call, it really would make all the difference.Rusty Brown.
How can I just say thank you, if I say it a hundred times it wouldn’t be enough. What you have achieved is unbelievable, I never imagined the compensation would amount to anything like that, if you recall, I once asked you if I might get another £27.000 making a grand total of £100.000, than I truly thought I could possibly get between £150.000 and £200.000 and I’d have been happy, so you can imagine how shocked and thrilled I was when the figure was doubled.
When I left your offices I was almost in tears, it didn’t feel right saying goodbye, I felt like I was saying goodbye to a friend, which I feel you’ve been. I don’t know how I’d have got through the last couple of years without your input, I didn’t even know I was entitled to compensation until you told me, which also means no rehab either. I can’t begin to imagine the mess I’d be in now.
I will be eternally grateful Paul for all you have done.
I don’t have enough words to describe how helpful, professional and supportive you have been, at a very stressful time for me. I feel really lucky to have had you as my solicitor. Your service was superb; it just could not have been better.VG
Jasmine has told me that she has now settled and that she can move on with her life.
I would just like to write a brief note of genuine heartfelt thanks from all of us involved. Your company was recommended by a good family friend who works in the BH1 postcode area, at a time when most of us were either in shock or at a loss about how to proceed.
From our very first communication, and the day of your visit to Jasmine’s Mum’s house, you have been thoroughly professional whilst being incredibly caring. You personally, no doubt with the assistance of your team, have allowed Jasmine the opportunity to recover at her own speed, with the assistance of the full spectrum of the medical world, to a point where I honestly believe that she is in a better state mentally and confidence-wise than she was even before the accident.
I would have no hesitation in recommending your Company to anyone unfortunate enough to find themselves in a similar situation.
It is common for people who are expert in their field to state that “I was only doing my job” – well, in this case, I am very glad that it was you who handled Jasmine’s case.
With many Kind RegardsJohn & Paula Gerken
“There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to you, and all the other members of the team who supported you, for what you have achieved for [my daughter]. You should all be so proud of what you have done and Thank You from the bottom of my heart.”Mrs L
My daughter and I are extremely lucky to be alive after an awful road traffic accident on the M1 motorway 3 years ago. I had some severe injuries and fortunately I’ve recovered very well (although not without some life altering effects). My good fortune continued when I engaged George Ide solicitors to help with a personal injury claim a few weeks after I was released from hospital after almost 2 months.My dealings with the company have been outstanding in terms of professionalism, thoroughness and sensitivity. I feel that partner Paul Fretwell and his very capable team have worked extremely hard on my case. They achieved a successful and stress-free outcome for which I’m very grateful. I am most appreciative of the kindness and support shown to me throughout the time Paul and his colleagues advised, guided and helped me through what could have been a much more traumatic process without them. I would not hesitate in recommending George Ide solicitors to anyone who needs assistance with a personal injury claim. Paul Fretwell in particular is someone I have great confidence in and his diligence is exemplary. Many thanks once again Paul!See Review
George Ide looked after my claim from accident to the case conclusion, they took care of everything on route which concluded in a very substantial out of court settlement. The settlement enabled the family not to worry about future employment problems, and gives everyone piece of mind.
George Ide are a very professional company, and I would always recommend them to other people in the same situation.
We are so grateful for all your hard work, and the passion with which you fought for him…it has given him a sense of self-worth that someone in your professional position can see what kind of man he is and what he should be awarded. Thank you so much, you have restored our faith in humanity, and we would have no reservations about recommending you to anyone in the future!See Review
I was involved in a traffic accident as a pedestrian, being hit by a car. My family were recommended to George Ide regarding personal injury, and what a great choice this turned out to be. Words can’t express how thankful and grateful I am for the service and support that I received from everyone at George Ide. My case was handled by Paul Fretwell with the help of Karen Jenkins, and the genuine kindness, care, and professionalism that they provided throughout my claim from start to finish was second to none. The experience of Paul and his team really shone through, and this was obvious from the very start when I first met Paul for an initial chat at home. The thoroughness and dedication to getting me the best possible outcome was clear throughout. Paul fought to the nail making sure that no stone was unturned, this allowing me to feel less anxious and to be able to concentrate on getting physically and mentally better. For anyone that goes through a traumatic event, the support from the people around you is key, Paul and his team were no exception to this, and I felt that I had a true friend and ally on my side. George Ide and Paul should be the first port of call to someone in need of a personal injury solicitor, I can’t recommend them enough!Alex Richardson
I suffered a complex ankle injury in a road traffic accident in 2015, Paul Fretwell and the team at George Ide stepped in to manage my claim and helped me through a very challenging period in my life. The team’s experience with this type of injury, their considered approach and meticulous attention to detail enabled them to flag up any potential issues early on, and ensured there were no surprises along the way. Paul was able to see beyond the conventional claim headings, and took the time to understand the full impact of the injury, on my life and hobbies, and was keen to ensure they were all suitably reflected within the claim. Three years on, we went into a Joint Settlement Meeting with a robust and well prepared case, allowing us to secure a claim that significantly exceeded our expectations. I would not have a moment’s hesitation in recommending him to anyone in a similar situation.RS
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for guiding and supporting my friends through to this conclusion over the last 3 years. The early days were incredibly tough for them as you know and your calm reassuring presence has been one of the main reasons they were able to cope, especially back then. You’ll have learnt that R is a very tough and determined character, but I know they’d have struggled without your help.
Living abroad and unable to help them as much as I would have liked, it’s been so reassuring to continually hear how confident they’ve been in your ability to resolve this for them, right from the word go. I know I was very happy in my own mind that they’d got the right person on their side, after I spoke to you on the phone.
So, thank you again for all the time and effort you’ve put into getting them this result… for always being available to speak to them, even when you were supposed to be on holiday, for steering them through the hardest times and the quagmire of the courts. You’ve made such a difference for them and seeing R getting on with life with such a positive attitude that I’m not sure I would have been able to replicate, had it happened to me; is extremely satisfying as well as inspirational.Rich J
I just wanted to say thank you again for all your efforts on my behalf, your resilience has been outstanding! Thanks to you, and the funds you secured, the process with Dorset has started already, and my new limb should be in my possession on October 4th (within a fortnight!) with the Echelon VT foot. This foot has a greater ankle bend which should help with the hill walking. I am also in much greater comfort in travelling in more testing conditions (when weather is wet especially), with the recent replacement of the 4wd car. This car will be especially useful when we intend to holiday in France with our friends during the winter months. Obviously my thanks are also extended to Lizzy and Karen for their efforts also! With very best wishes and thanks for your ongoing support,Rusty Brown
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