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How much will my claim cost?
We will advise you on the best way to fund your claim. There may be more than one option available and we will discuss the options with you to ensure there is little, if any, risk of having to pay legal costs whatever the outcome of your claim. We will take suitable cases on a “no win no fee” basis.
Will there be any deductions from my damages?
No – We will pay you 100% of the compensation that we obtain on your behalf.
What can I claim for?
Any reasonable loss or expense incurred as a result of the accident eg compensation for personal injuries and associated costs such as medical costs, transport costs to and from the hospital, loss of earnings during periods of absence from work and replacement costs of damaged goods.
How do I know if I can make a claim?
Even if you think that there is no possible claim we are happy to talk it through with you to see if we can help. We offer a free initial consultation in which we will give you an honest opinion as to the merit of your claim.
Can I make a claim for an accident that happened a while ago?
Generally, court proceedings must be commenced for a personal injury claim by the third anniversary of the accident (although in the case of a child the three years run from the date of their 18th birthday). In certain circumstances the court may allow the claim to be brought outside this time limit. We advise that you seek advice by telephoning us sooner rather than later.
How long will my claim take to settle?
This depends on the type of claim, the injuries sustained and the complexity of the case. Each case is different. A small claim can settle in a couple of months whilst others can take years.
Does it matter where I live?
No. Although we are based in Durham City Centre we act for clients nationwide.
Will I have to undergo medical examination?
Yes. For a claim to succeed it will be necessary to obtain a medical report from an expert. We will select an expert close to your home to avoid any inconvenience to you. Some experts are flexible insofar as they offer evening and weekend appointments. He or she will be made aware of your accident circumstances and background to the claim by the time of the examination.
Will I have to go to court?
Most cases settle without going to trial. If however no settlement proposals are forthcoming or any offers are unacceptable then your case may have to be tried in front of a judge who will decide the level of compensation you will be awarded. We will advise you fully of any need to attend court, of what to expect at a court hearing and you will be accompanied at any court procedure.
I'm ready to speak to someone, what do I do?
Get in touch with us for a free initial consultation and see what we can do for you.