Our personal injury solicitors will assess your case and advise you whether we think you will win, in which case we will offer to represent you.
We will enter into a No Win No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement) with you. This means your legal fees will only be payable at the end of the case and only if you win. These will be paid by the losing party, not by you.
What about if I lose the case?
If your accident claim is unsuccessful no win no fee still applies, although there are some points you may like to consider. If you lose your no win no fee accident claim, you will not have to pay your solicitor costs but you will be liable for the costs of the successful party. To protect you from these costs, your solicitor may take out insurance on your behalf as part of your no win no fee compensation agreement.
This is known as ‘after the event’ insurance. It covers all legal fees as well as additional costs known as disbursements – including court fees and medical reports. There is a premium to pay for this cover but you don’t need to pay this at the outset. If you lose your case, the insurance company pays the premium. If you win, the losing party pays it.
Rest assured that before taking on any accident claim our expert team will explain to you in full detail exactly what no win no fee means. We will also answer any questions that you may have. We will also be completely honest from the outset about whether or not we believe your case will be successful. At no point in the claims process will you be pushed into signing anything and you can also rest assured that there will be no unexpected surprises, hidden costs or small print terms.