Almost everyone has heard the term no win no fee as it relates to claims for personal injuries. Over the years almost all lawyers in Queensland who specialise in personal injury claims act on a no win no fee basis. If you phone a lawyer who says they will not act on a no win no fee basis in your claim then you should not retain that lawyer under any circumstances.
No win no fee basically means that your lawyer will act for you in your personal injury claim but will not require you to pay any money for legal fees and outlays at all until your claim is successfully settled in your favour. The lawyers fees and outlays will then be paid from the settlement monies paid by the insurer.
No win no fee ensures that injured people are allowed access to justice and to pursue their personal injury claim against the insurer. It provides protection to people knowing that they do not have to pay their lawyers until the claim is successful. It also gives injured clients confidence knowing that their lawyer has money invested in their claim.
However, there can be a trap for the unwary and this trap is rare but sometimes devastating. If your claim goes to Court and you are not successful after a trial, then the Judge will usually order that you pay the insurance companies legal costs and outlays. This may amount to close to $100,000. This amount is not included under the no win no fee concept and if it occurs the insurance company may pursue you for the costs.
Trials in Queensland are very rare now but your lawyer should explain this to you and advise you of all of the risks involved in a trial of your claim in Court.
Your Claim Lawyers will always act for you on a no win no fee basis and will always pay your legal outlays as your claim proceeds. You will never be asked to pay any money upfront to Your Claim Lawyers. No win no fee is just another way we are on your side.
Please call Your Claim Lawyers on 1800 968 725 or 0400 839 314 for a free consultation.