Motor Legal Protection also known as legal expenses/ uninsured loss recovery insurance is designed to help you if a motor accident was not your fault and you have suffered an injury, need a replacement hire vehicle, or incurred other losses which are not covered under your motor insurance policy.
Motor legal protection will help pay for the legal costs to pursue your claim for you to recover costs including (but not exclusively):
- Vehicle repair – Personal injury – Hire vehicle – Loss of earnings – Policy excess – Medical bills – Legal expenses
Everybody is entitled to claim back uninsured losses, however this tends to require a lot of effort. You would personally have to negotiate figures, policy details, keep track of everything and generally spend a large amount of time on the phone. With motor legal protection, you can rely on someone else to do all of that for you. Claims are pursued by legal professionals which makes the process of getting back to the position you were prior to the accident relatively hassle-free. Essentially motor legal protection makes life easier for you as a driver, providing important peace of mind in knowing that your uninsured losses will be recovered.
A word of caution:
Worryingly, many companies offering free motor legal protection show a preference for personal injury claims and dismiss other claims. Prospective buyers should be aware of these shortfalls prior to purchasing a product and are urged to shop around for more comprehensive, better value for money packages. When shopping around for insurance policies it is all too easy to be lured into ‘No Win No Fee’ type companies which advertise free services, which superficially offer a great, low-cost alternative to what is normally quite an expensive product. However in reality, these clever companies tend to take a percentage of your compensation before the seemingly ‘full’ sum is deposited into your bank account. The benefit of purchasing motor legal protection insurance means that you do not fall victim to these companies, therefore ensuring that the pay-out you receive is not compromised in any way. The same caution should be applied to more established insurance companies. All too often high commission rates are added on to motor legal protection packages which boosts up the price. The good news is that if people are prepared to shop around and compare, there are some extremely affordable, good-quality policies available on the market which can help give peace of mind in the event of an accident that was not your fault.