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How is the amount decided when you are suing someone?

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How is the amount decided when you are suing someone?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

could you please explain your situation a little more?
Alex

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When you are suing for medical malpractice, how is the amount decided? Is the amount however much the claimant wants?
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

I assume there has been an injury?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm just asking in general terms, not personal terms.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Ok, there would usually be an injury for this to happen.

Then it would be decided with guidelines set down by the Judicial College Guidelines on Personal Injury claims.

The 13th edition is the latest and is on amazon at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guidelines-Assessment-General-Damages-Personal/dp/019875762X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469988335&sr=8-1&keywords=judicial+college+guidelines+13th+edition

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Who decides the amount the claimant or the claimant's solicitors?
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

The Solicitors value a claim and gives an approximate value but the Court decides what the Claimant is entitled to.

But it is down to the Claimant Solicitors, NOT the Claimant

Does that clarify? Alex

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do Claimant Solicitors base the amount on what the Claimant says or do they all have a set amount?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do Claimant Solicitors base the amount on what the Claimant says or do they have a set amount?
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

They base the figure on the guidelines. Alex