If you are the victim of an accident and have been injured, you deserve compensation and someone to fight for you who knows what they are doing. A personal injury solicitor will file complaints, defend you in court, offer legal advice, and get all legal documentation complete for you. There is plenty of work that goes into personal injury cases, so you want to make sure you hire a solicitor who will guarantee you a settlement for compensation.
The amount you will have to pay a solicitor varies based on qualifications and the degree of difficulty of a claim. If the case takes a long time and energy for the solicitor then you should expect to pay more. The outcome of the case also determines how much you will be paying. Options of payment for a solicitor include hourly rates, flat fees, and contingency fees. Contingency fees are more based on whether the solicitor wins the case or not because they will receive a percentage of the amount for winning a case. Some solicitors require you pay them up front for the work that they are going to do, judging the amount of work they expect. Any combination of these payments can occur in the use of a personal injury solicitor, it just varies.
It’s quite difficult to determine the exact amount that you will pay for a solicitor. Some will charge between £50 and £1,000 an hour for working on a case. If you are located in a more rural area then the price should only be around £200 and £400 an hour for working on a case.
Sit down with you personal injury solicitor and make sure that you are not going to lose even more money in court costs and other legal fees. Sometimes you will hardly get any compensation in a case because you will owe just as much in court costs. Determine this amount before the case gets started and make your solicitor aware that the case needs to be completed promptly