Do I Have A Claim?
Very often the position is clear from the outset. In other cases, further investigation is required. Once we have gone through your case in detail we will give you considered advice as to whether we think you have a claim.
How Long Will The Case Take?
This varies from case to case. The main factor is usually how long it takes to make a full medical recovery or for a final prognosis to become clear. While we work towards as early finalisation as possible we do not believe our clients should sell themselves short by settling too soon. The general rule in injury cases is that settling within 12 months is too early.
What Are The Time Limits?
In most cases, personal injury claims must be brought within two years of the accident. Exceptions include children’s cases.
What Is My Case Worth?
This will depend on the extent of the injuries suffered and how long it takes to recover. It will also depend on the expenses incurred. The Injuries Board estimator is a good general guide. For the best result, you will still need legal advice
Will I Have To Go To Court?
Probably not. The vast majority of cases settle out of court
What About Costs?
You are responsible for your legal costs. If you lose, you will most likely be made liable for the other side’s costs. While there can be no guarantees, because of the care we take to advise whether we think you have a case or not, this rarely arises. As to your legal costs, if the case goes to court and you win, you will usually get an order that the other side pays most or all of your costs.