Do I have a claim?
When it comes to pursuing a claim it is important to get good advice from very experienced personal injury solicitors. Even if you feel partly responsible for the accident you may still have a good claim. Our solicitors will take all the details and advise you carefully as to whether you may be entitled to compensation. We are often successful in cases which other solicitors have turned down.
How much will I have to pay?
The vast majority of cases we take on a No Win No Fee arrangement and when we win we recover our fees in part from the other side and in part as a deduction from your compensation. This deduction will never exceed 25% of your award. If you lose you will not be liable for our fees, but will be liable for any disbursements we have incurred on your behalf, eg medical reports or engineers reports. We can also advise you as to insurance arrangements against being liable for the other side's legal fees and for disbursements on unsuccessful claims.
How much compensation will I obtain?
The amount of compensation varies with the severity of the accident or injury. We will claim for the injury, pain and suffering you have experienced and also for the cost of medical expenses, physiotherapy, counselling or nursing expenses. We will also claim for other financial losses due to the accident, such as loss of earnings.
How long will my claim take?
Our solicitors are very proactive in pursuing your claim and will make progress quickly. However, it is important to establish the long term prognosis and effects of your accident or injury in order to obtain maximum compensation. We will not settle until the full long term effects, if any, of the accident have become fully known.
How soon should I claim?
You should consult us as soon after your accident or injury as possible. It is important to gather reliable evidence at an early stage. However, it is still possible to pursue a case some years after the event and we can advise you of any time limitations which might apply to your claim.
Will I have to go to Court?
By far the vast majority of cases are settled without you having to go to Court. Most cases settle without proceedings being issued. Even when proceedings are issued it is unlikely you will have to attend Court. Very occasionally it may be necessary to attend a Court hearing and if this happens, we will advise you so you can decide how to proceed.