What information do you need to deal with personal injury abroad?
For personal injury and medical negligence, you will need full details of your injuries and treatments, the date and time of the accident, and details of all involved. You will need to request a report from a doctor that documents the extent of your injuries.
The report helps us assess the value of your claim. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may also need a quantum report that outlines your future care needs. You may need to adjust your home to your injuries or need 24-hour care.
Depending on the nature of the accident, you may also need a report on local standards that inform lawyers who should pay the compensation.
It is also important to keep a note of the costs incurred because of your injuries. These include travel expenses, child care, and medical expenses. In addition, the personal injury department also needs the details of your insurance policies. Many household and motor insurance policies involve legal costs. This helps to advise you on the best way to finance your loss. Then review all case notes and evidence and advise you as to whether there are any grounds for complaint.
If you continue with a complaint, estimate how long it will take and how much compensation you will likely receive if you succeed.
Once there is all the information, you will send a “Letter of Claim” to the organization or person responsible for your injury. The letter describes your injuries and how they occurred. If the defendant accepts liability for your injuries at this time, will endeavor to settle your matter without going to court.
If the defendant does not accept full or partial liability or makes a lower bid than you reasonably expect to do in order to settle the case, will inform you of the options available to you, including a lawsuit.
If your case goes to court, the time frame is in the hands of the judge. The court will inform you about the trial date and we will inform you about what you need to do. The judge will look at the details of your case, hear the arguments from both sides, and decide the award, which is usually received within one month.
What is “no profit, no charge”?
No profit, no fee, also referred to as a conditional fee agreement, is an agreement that you make with your lawyer so that you can claim compensation without worrying about legal costs. If your claim for damages is unsuccessful, the No Profit No Fee agreement means that you do not have to pay your lawyer any money.
Since you do not have to pay anything if you lose your case, there is no risk that you may require accidents during your stay abroad by agreement with a profit or by fees. There is no prepayment and there are no hidden fees so you will never be left out of your pocket.
No profit, no fee is granted to customers, if the company agrees to your case. There are some rare exceptions that your lawyer will explain in more detail.
You can now submit an application online using a quick and easy application form.
Do not I really have to pay if I lose?
If your claim is unsuccessful, you do not have to pay anything. Lawyers will not ask you for money if they do not win your case.
If you win, some of the legal costs will be deducted from your compensation. The amount to be deducted is agreed at the beginning of the trial between you and your lawyer without any profit, so there are no nasty surprises.
As with all claims, there is a deadline for the filing of a claim. It is three years after the date of the injury or the date on which you learn of the violation.