If you’re considering hiring a personal injury lawyer but hesitating because you don’t know if it’s worth the cost, you’ll be relieved to know that you don’t have to pay legal fees if you don’t receive a settlement. In this blog post we’ll be discussing our no-win, no-fee approach to personal injury cases. Your legal fees will be paid out of the settlement you receive, if you win.
You’ve had an accident – now what?
After you’ve had an accident where you believe someone else is legally at fault, you should arrange to speak to a personal injury lawyer. Your initial consultation is free and serves two purposes: it lets you understand how much of a case you might have and gives you direction on what you need to do to ensure the best possible outcome.
If you’re interested to know more about the question of “fault”, our comprehensive blog post about determining fault in a personal injury claim will be a great start.
What does a personal injury lawyer cost?
Some personal injury lawyers will work on a retainer basis, meaning you’ll be charged on an hourly basis as they work on your case.
At One80 Law, we work on a contingency basis for personal injury claims. This means that if we agree your case has the potential to succeed, we’ll take on your case free of charge until you receive your payout.
When you receive your payout, we take a part of that settlement as our payment – around 25% to 35% depending on the type of case, plus disbursements (like paying for expert medical reports).
How much will I be awarded?
The final settlement amount will depend on a range of factors, like the seriousness of your injuries and the impact of those injuries and the accident on your life. To arrange a free initial consultation, contact us.
Is it worth my time making a personal injury claim?
The guiding factor in personal injury law is to reinstate you to the position you should be in if the accident hadn’t happened. You shouldn’t need to live with a lifelong injury caused by someone else’s negligence – so in the absence of a magic wand to wave away that accident, you are financially compensated.
For example, if you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident where someone else was at fault, you might sustain a lifelong injury. This injury could affect your ability to work, and you might need to retrain or even retire from work. Personal injury claims ensure that you are financially provided for in this case.
Time is really important for personal injury claims, so get in touch with One80 Law today to arrange a consultation. We provide flexible, remote legal services meaning you can have a consultation with our personal injury lawyer by video call at a time that’s convenient to you. We look forward to helping you with your claim.