Of all road users, pedestrians are surely amongst the most vulnerable. Comparatively unprotected as they are, pedestrians caught up in road traffic accidents are often much more seriously injured than those behind the wheel of any vehicles involved. So it is especially important that, as an injured pedestrian, you are able to access the very best support, advice and, if required, legal representation from reliable legal experts you can trust.
Our top-quality and highly-respected personal injury claims solicitors have been advising, supporting and successfully representing pedestrians injured in traffic accidents for more than three decades – we have extensive experience in working on claims of all sizes including complex, high value cases and we have achieved many settlements exceeding £1,000,000.
always on your side
Because we only work for claimants, we always stay focused on what is best for you – and you can count on us for continued support that extends long after your pedestrian accident compensation claim settles. We pride ourselves on building solid lasting personal relationships with individual clients who know they can always rely on us.
As a full-service law firm, we have ongoing in-house access to a full range of high-quality legal expertise – and our trusts, investment and tax planning teams are qualified to provide expert and dependable professional financial advice.
We deal with a significant number of substantial claims each year, securing compensation settlements worth millions of pounds for our road traffic accident clients.
We are highly respected, both by clients and by our professional peers – our personal injury team is highly-rated (Band Two) in Chambers and Partners’ prestigious directory of UK legal practitioners, and we hold comprehensive Law Society accreditation for top-level quality control, reflecting our commitment to the highest standards of client service.
We are proud to be associated with Headway Sussex, the local branch of the UK’s leading acquired brain injury charity and George Ide LLP is a founder member of the Motor Accident Solicitors’ Society (MASS), an organisation set up in 1991 to promote and protect the interests of road accident victims. We are also a Headway accredited firm, with a Headway accredited lawyer. Our personal injury department comprises widely-respected experienced lawyers including an Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) accredited Senior Litigator and a certified member of the Law Society’s personal injury panel
Access to the best available treatment
Worryingly, many pedestrians are injured every year as a result of traffic accidents caused by the negligence of road users and, in many cases, as victims they need expert treatment and rehabilitation.
Our dedicated personal injury team has access to some of the UK’s best treatment, therapy and rehabilitation resources and, because we take pride in getting to know each of our clients as individuals, our in-depth understanding will help us locate the care provision that best suits your specific needs.
In addition to finding the most suitable rehabilitation centre for you, our team will ensure sufficient appropriate help is on hand if you are coping with a disability, match you with a best-fit physiotherapy and psychotherapy practitioner, and assist with any necessary arrangements or alterations at home.
In cases of financial difficulty, we may be able to secure an early payment of interim compensation to help you through the initial stages of your recovery; we can also offer Court of Protection and Deputyship services to protect the welfare and finances of accident victims who are unable to manage their own affairs.
If you have been involved as a pedestrian in a road traffic accident or are interested in learning more about how our highly-respected personal injury solicitors could help you or a loved one, call us on 01243 786668, email our specialists directly, or write to us in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dear Paul. Thank you so much for negotiating a satisfactory sum (exactly as you had predicted) and I am very grateful to have had the benefit of your excellent service throughout this ordeal. Horrid though it was, your expertise and guidance were of immense help. We can now happily put this whole thing behind us and finally move on. With very warm thanks and best wishes.Michael Tudor
Hello Paul. The money has arrived safely thanks. May I say a very big thank you for your excellent service on this case you have been incredibly upfront and honest and have dealt with my case with superb attentiveness. It was frustrating for me at times as it took a long time to get it concluded, but I do appreciate the effort on your part. Many thanks again.Luke Leleu
I contacted George Ide LLP by recommendation when my husband was involved in a severe accident as a pedestrian almost 4 years ago. In the very early days Paul Fretwell visited us at home and was an immense support through what turned out to be a very difficult case. Paul immediately knew my husband’s injuries were life-changing and throughout he dealt with it in the most holistic way possible, including instructing the best counsel and experts, to ensure the most positive outcome for us.
Paul takes a practical and pragmatic, but supportive approach. For the duration of our claim he was unfailingly responsive, always communicating legal detail clearly and concisely, which was important given my husband’s cognitive restrictions and fatigue issues. We would absolutely recommend Paul and George Ide LLP to anyone dealing with the legal aftermath of a severe accident.
I must of course take this opportunity to tell you how grateful I have been for all your advice, assistance and counsel during the past difficult months. You have been demonstrably skilful, resolute and responsive in all aspects of dealing with my case. I have always felt in very safe hands and your experience shines through, knowing just how to procure the best outcome. I can’t thank you enough for getting me through this horrid and complicated experience. With very best wishes.Linda Tudor
Right from the beginning of my journey to claim for compensation for my injuries after being knocked off my bike by a car driver, Paul Lewis has been a tower of strength. His advice, guidance and care in ensuring my claim proceeded smoothly has been First Class. Always promptly keeping me informed of progress by email. A friendly, compassionate listening ear when needed to my worries and concerns. Helping and guiding me every step of the way. I have received the best possible advice throughout, resulting in an excellent outcome, expertly and tenaciously negotiated for me by Paul. Thank You.Mrs Marion Smith
On April 9th 2010 it was my turn to be involved in a traffic accident with an uninsured driver. Although my injury was only a minor back injury, I wanted to be able to claim some sort of compensation if only for some treatment of physiotherapy. George Ide LLP, appointed by my insurance company, have been absolutely superb in representing my claim for personal injury against the Motor Insurance Bureau. With the expertise of Paul Lewis, Head of Accident Management, he has managed to increase the original offer made by the MIB almost threefold. It has been a long process, as Paul advised from the outset, but has been worthwhile and rewarding. I do hope that I do not need to use Paul’s expertise ever again, but know that if I do I would be in the hands of a very capable and friendly team.Ms H
On a personal note : Thanks for everything you have done, some may say you are just doing your job but the support you offered both in the structure you set up to get me fit again, as well as the emotional counsel you gave got me through one of the most difficult and frightening situations I had dealt with to date. I will certainly be highly recommending you to anyone else that needs such a service. You are a great asset to the firm and hope they know that!Simon Horn
We thought that we needed to write to you to express our deepest thanks for the way that you personally and all of the staff involved with you carried out the whole case from beginning to end.
We hope that you can convey our thanks to them on our behalf. The background people are often overlooked, but we feel that we had the best team available playing for us on all levels.
“In an age of ever larger firms of solicitors, George Ide LLP stands out as a beacon of truly personal service against the backdrop of warm and welcoming staff. Not only does Paul Fretwell possess real expertise in high value personal injury claims, he brings charm and real commitment to everything he does. No Claimant could be other than impressed by his willingness to go that extra yard in their cause. The legal industry would be a better place if there were more like both the firm and Paul Fretwell.”Will Waldron QC
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
Thank you very much for your email. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your advice and perseverance, especially with regards to the final settlement. Both myself and my wife are so pleased that this matter is finished! We wish you all the best for the future. Kind regards,Garry
I take this opportunity to thank you for the support, professionalism, and wonderful advice you gave us throughout this difficult time. It was a very stressful period for us as it was our first experience with the court. Without all your help and legal advice, I would undoubtedly have been in a much more precarious situation. Thank you so much for your support and hard work. On behalf of me and my wife I would like to say a big thank you for taking up my case and representing us as our legal counsel. When we thought it was too much to handle, you were there for us to give us strength and hope. We always found you to be very friendly when we needed any legal advice. Once again, I thank you so much for your understanding, for your patience, your dedication to my case and most of all, thank you for being friendlier, making us more comfortable with your advice and guidance than just a mere professional lawyer during that difficult moment. This means a lot to us, and we will be forever grateful to you.Haresh & Varsha Naik
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