Personal Injury Solicitors Cumbernauld No Win No Fee
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 23rd August 2021. Welcome to our guide on working with Cumbernauld personal injury solicitors. If you live in the Cumbernauld area and have suffered an accident and injury that was not your fault, our accident claims solicitors can help you claim compensation.
Our expansive knowledge of the region and legal expertise renders us the very best team to turn to for personal injury claims. If you’ve suffered an injury that’s prevented you from earning or caused you any pain or suffering, we can help you to get the money you need to get back on your feet.
What Our Legal Team For Cumbernauld Can Do For You
Our Cumbernauld personal injury solicitors are equipped to provide you with a tailored legal service you won’t get with any other firm. All of our solicitors specialise in personal injury, which means you know you are in the safe hands of experts.
Once we’ve established the validity of your claim, a dedicated team of lawyers will be assigned to focus exclusively on your case from beginning to end.
With us, you receive a personalised, committed, dedicated service that makes you feel comfortable from beginning to end. We understand the No Win No Fee process can appear confusing – especially to anyone who has not made a claim before.
We simplify things by stripping away all the legal terms and breaking everything down into language you can understand. We’re focused on delivering high standards of customer service as well as unbeatable legal assistance, and we won’t rest until you’ve got the compensation you’re entitled to.
Our services for Cumbernauld include:
A No Win No Fee approach – meaning we’ll take a cut of the compensation pay-out and never charge you for any other legal services we provide. These include free consultations and legal support, assistance with assembling evidence and handling your paperwork.
Therefore, our personal injury solicitors covering Cumbernauld could provide you with a legal service that gives you the best possible chance of claiming money back for an accident that wasn’t your fault.
You may have a claim if you have experienced an injury in one of the following ways. These include on a building site during manual labour; in an office; in a hotel, pub, or restaurant; as a driver; in a public place; at a function; on business property; as a pedestrian; and on public transport.
If your accident was caused by someone else, our team of Cumbernauld personal injury lawyers possess the skillset to support your claim regardless of how serious your injuries may be. If the accident was not your fault, you deserve compensation and justice. So, we can explain how to claim.
The Process Of Making A Claim
We do everything we can to help make the claims process as straightforward as possible. Our team take care of all the legal paperwork and handle any calls that need to be made, allowing you to go about your daily routine ordinarily. Typically, a personal injury claims process consists of three main steps:
1. Accident Q&A
2. Getting in touch with the responsible party
3. Settling on a compensation fee
The first part of any case involves a question and answer session. Here, our personal injury solicitors handling the Cumbernauld area will sit with you and discuss what happened during your accident. We shall ask you just a few straightforward questions. These include: when and how would your accident and injury occur (e.g. road traffic accidents)? Were you alone at the time, or do you have a witness? What sort of injury/ injuries did you suffer? Did you have to have any medical procedures to help recovery from the injury? Did you have to pay any medical bills because of the injury, or is medical negligence a factor? And have you had to take time off from work due to your injury?
This Q&A session will be conducted at a time that suits you and will be done informally to help you feel as comfortable as possible throughout.
If we believe you have a viable claim, we will then make contact with the person/organisation who we believe is responsible for causing your accident. They will normally have around 3 months to reply to our personal injury solicitors for Cumbernauld and state whether they are liable. However, this can vary depending on the specific nature of the case.
If the defendant admits liability, our personal injury lawyers for Cumbernauld will arrange a meeting and discuss a settlement fee. If they refuse to admit they were at fault for causing your injuries, the case will be taken to court, where our personal injury solicitors will argue your claim before a judge. Whether the defendant admits liability or not, you are guaranteed that your solicitor will keep you updated at every stage and ensure that you know exactly what is going on in language that you understand rather than the usual legal jargon.
Some personal injury claims are settled in weeks, whereas others can last for several months. Whatever happens, our Cumbernauld personal injury lawyers will do everything in their power to ensure that your case is dealt with as quickly as possible and you get the compensation and the justice that you deserve. And this happens on a No Win No Fee basis to protect your financial circumstances.
It’s difficult to determine how much compensation you could receive until we hear the ins and outs of your claim. After we have established how the accident occurred and what sort of injuries you have sustained, our legal team will be able to provide you with an estimated compensation payout figure to give you a rough idea of what your case may be worth.
Compensation Settlement Estimates
Let us now talk about how much compensation you could feasibly win as part of your personal injury claim. So, this is the level of money that you will receive as part of a settlement. That could come from a court trial, but it is highly likely to come from pre-trial negotiations. But regardless of where it stems from, this is the amount of money that demonstrates you receiving justice. Note that the defendant won’t always admit liability, but they prevent claims such as yours from reaching court by paying out. But how much could you actually receive?
Well, this depends on several factors. One of these is the injury itself and the nature of the pain and suffering that you’re currently enduring. Another is the severity of your pain and how much the injury is impacting your life. And then, we come to other factors, such as time off work and the amount of medical treatment necessary. All of which means that payout figures can vary. Therefore, you may find this table useful. It lists a range of theoretical compensation payouts for cases as per the recommendations of the Judicial Guidelines. Note, though, that these act merely as guidance and aren’t a guarantee for your own case.
|Brain Damage||Very severe||The person might be able to follow some basic commands. However, they will need full-time care and show little meaningful response to their environment.||£282,010 to £403,990|
|Neck Injury||Severe||A neck injury that is associated with incomplete paraplegia or results in permanent spastic quadriparesis.||In the region of £148,330|
|Knee Injury||Severe (ii)||Constant pain and limited movement caused by a leg fracture that has extended into the knee joint.||£52,120 to £69,730|
|Arm Injury||Less severe||The person will have suffered with significant disabilities. However a substantial recovery has taken place or is expected to.||£19,200 to £39,170|
|Back Injury||Moderate (ii)||Frequently encountered back injuries, that disturb the ligaments and muscles and cause backache.||£12,510 to £27,760|
|Shoulder Injury||Serious||A dislocated shoulder with damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus that causes shoulder and neck pain.||£12,770 to £19,200|
|Elbow Injury||Moderate or minor||Elbow injuries such as lacerations, simple fractures or tennis elbow syndrome. The recovery rate will affect how much is awarded.||Up to £12,590|
|Leg Injury||Less serious (iii)||Simple tibia or fibula fractures, or soft-tissue injuries, with minor ongoing symptoms.||Up to £11,840|
|Whiplash Injuries With Psychological Injuries||One or more||Lasting for 18-24 months||£4,345|
|Whiplash Injuries||One or more||Lasting for 18-24 months||£4,215|
The Importance Of A Medical Assessment
So, you know how much that you could receive as part of your personal injury claim is successful. But there is one other factor that would be instrumental in determining what payout you could be the recipient of. That would be your independent medical assessment under the supervision of a neutral doctor. Now, you might think, “I already know my injuries; why do I need a follow-up assessment? Are the findings of my original medical evaluation not sufficient?” No, and here’s why.
For one, it could be a year, two years or close to three years since the accident. Consequently, your condition may be now different from the initial aftermath of the accident. Furthermore, the defendant will do everything possible to try and avoid losing the case. This means raising doubt over any evidence where they feel that a debate is reasonable. And that could apply if your only medical evidence is almost historical. Therefore, an up-to-medical assessment is imperative and could a long way towards you winning your case. Want to know more? Contact our panel of personal injury lawyers today.
Cumbernauld Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What is the average payout for a personal injury claim?
This can range from anywhere between £5,000 and £134,500 in most cases.
Will my personal injury go to trial?
This is unlikely because as many as 95% of cases lead to a pre-trial settlement.
Can I claim anxiety after a car accident?
Yes, though you need conclusive medical evidence with your doctor stating that anxiety is affecting you.
Is it better to take a plea or go to trial?
A plea bargain saves time and effort for the defendant, though it acts as an admission of liability.
What are the main types of sentencing?
These are probation, fines and a jail sentence.
What are examples of personal injury?
These include slips, trips and falls, causing fractures, internal bleeding and traumatic injuries.
Should I accept the first offer of compensation?
We say that you shouldn’t take the offer because you’re likely to receive a stronger second offer.
What happens if I lose my personal injury claim?
In this scenario, if it’s on a No Win No Fee basis, then you don’t pay any solicitor fees.
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Thank you for reading our guide about working with Cumbernauld personal injury solicitors.