James Bedford

Jim Bedford - Personal Injury Solicitor

tel: 01752 668246
e: jib@gardandco.com
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James (Jim) Bedford joined Gard & Co in 1989 and has acquired over two decades of experience in successfully bringing claims in substantial personal injury cases.  His caseload nowadays comprises a broad range of claims typically worth more than £100,000.00.  He is a robust advocate with meticulous attention for detail and a down to earth approach.  He is committed to achieving the very best outcome for his clients.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is also a longstanding member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

He is instructed in accident and disease claims and his experience includes:

  • road traffic accidents (including motorcycle and cyclists)
  • accidents at work
  • fatal claims
  • catastrophic injury claims involving:
    • amputation injury
    • spinal injury
    • brain injury
  • industrial disease claims involving:
    • asbestos related injury
    • occupational asthma
    • hearing loss

Recently settled cases:

  • workplace accident causing hind quarter amputation (leg, part pelvis and severe internal injuries).  Claim included earnings, care, accommodation and mobility aids.  Settled for circa £1,000,000.
    • jet ski accident causing amputation of hand.  Involved claims for private provision of prosthetics, including Michelangelo Bionic Hand that received media attention.  Settled for circa £750,000.
    • fatal workplace accident of self-employed builder leading to dependency awards for surviving father and siblings
    • road traffic accident involving one fatality and life changing injuries to passenger, who suffered bilateral leg injuries.  The case involved an uninsured driver and issues surrounding liability of Motor Insurers Bureau.  Settled for circa £350,000.

What his clients say

‘I am most grateful to Jim for recently achieving a successful outcome of my personal injury compensation claim. I was very impressed/pleased with the legal advice/service I received from Jim. From the outset of my case, Jim explained the procedure to me clearly. He gave me regular updates on the position of my claim, which I found helpful/reassuring. Jim has a very pleasant, calm and courteous manner. At all times he dealt with my case in an efficient/professional way, and I would have no hesitation in recommending his legal services.’  Mrs D of Plymouth

‘My involvement with your company, and with Jim Bedford in particular, was quite a difficult and complicated affair which lasted for about four years.  Throughout all of that time my case was dealt with in a thoroughly professional manner.  At all times we, my wife and I, were treated with respect and empathy and were kept informed of progress at all times, and any questions we had would be answered in language that we could understand and identify with.  Jim did his best to reassure us and put our minds at rest when some difficult decisions had to be made.  At the end of the day, after a lot of hard work by Jim…we won the day and things turned out well for us.’   Mr F of Kingsbridge

Year Qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive – 1998
Dealing exclusively with Personal Injury matters since – 1995