Solicitors, barristers, doctors, accountants, engineers.
All of them play big roles in personal injury claims.
And none of them work for free!
As you can imagine, when you add up all the fees, personal injury claims get very expensive.
(To get a rough idea of solicitor and barrister fees, take a peek at the County Court scale costs
So who foots the bill?
Well, here’s how it usually works:
• if you win
your claim, the defendant is responsible for your legal costs
• if you lose
your claim, you are responsible for both the defendant’s legal costs and your own
Yes – it’s high stakes.
If you win your case, that’s great. Your legal fees get covered and you pay nothing.
But if you lose, you could be on the hook for thousands of pounds of legal expenses.
There is a simple way to make sure you don’t get any nasty surprises when it comes to legal fees.
And that is making sure you get clear legal advice about the strength of your claim
at the outset.
The stronger your claim is, the more likely the defendant will be responsible for paying your legal fees.