Legal Costs in Personal Injuries Cases
Many new clients contact us and are frightened about the legal costs if they bring a personal injury claim. We,Personal Injury Solicitors in Dublin,therefore are hoping to alleviate any issues you may have in this article on legal costs. Firstly, costs need to be looked at at the two stages where your case can be dealt with. The first is the Injuries Board and the second is if proceedings are issued.
Injuries Board Costs
As with all personal injuries cases, the Injuries Board is the first step in making a claim. However, the Injuries Board does not allow for a Plaintiff who makes a claim to recover legal costs. This is seen a sa major shortcoming of the Injuries Board system however this is the case until it is reformed.
Therefore it is a cost recovered from you if you accept the Injuries Board determination on the amount of compensation. We are confident that we are one of the most competitive law firms in the market in terms of this costing and confirm we delay payment until completion of your claim, so it is not an upfront payment required. Furthermore, if we act for you in a personal injuries claim, it is likely we will cover the cost of your medical reports sothat there is no out of pocket expenses for you.
In Ireland, if you are successful in your claim, the other side have to pay your legal expenses in addition to your compensation. They may not routinely cover all of your costs i.e. witness or expert fees however the majority is covered, if not all, in most cases.
Therefore, you will see from the above, that legal costs should not be a concern for you in taking a personal injury claim where you have been legitimately injured.
Should you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us.
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In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with Reg.8 of SI 518 of 2002.
If you would like to discuss making a personal injury claim please contact us to discuss further by calling our phone number: 01 234 0044 . We will be happy to have a no obligation conversation with you to discuss your claim and provide you with advice and an initial opinion regarding your injury, the process from the personal injuries assessment board to issuing proceedings in a case. We pride ourselves in knowing that our clients are always fully informed and advised of all aspects of their case from the beginning when they first speak to us regarding an injury, right the way through to a final award or settlement.
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