A family member was rear ended some time ago, sustaining whiplash. Recovery took around six months, including about 6 weeks off work etc. NRMA obviously wants to close the books now, so general damages negotiations are expected to start soon.
Obviously, NRMA want to close the case as quickly & cheaply as possible. We are trying to decide if we should get a compensation lawyer, or manage the settlement ourselves. The trade off seems to be potentially more faffing with the DIY approach, although getting a lawyer should be simpler, albeit more expensive.
Can anyone who has gone through a general damages settlement recommend a reasonable lawyer? For those who chose DIY route, how did you find it?
Thanks in advance.