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Ferry Accident Compensation

Am I entitled to ferry accident compensation using a “no win, no fee” agreement, and if so, what happens if I lose my claim?

Question:

Am I entitled to ferry accident compensation using a “no win, no fee” agreement, and if so, what happens if I lose my claim?

Answer:

You may claim ferry accident compensation with a “no win, no fee” agreement if you have been injured while onboard a ferry, and the injury you have sustained was due to negligence on the part of the ferry company who owed you a duty of care.

When you have established that your injury was due to negligence, you may have a viable ferry accident compensation claim. At that time, you may pursue a settlement using a “no win, no fee” agreement. As you may know, this type of agreement makes it so you only owe solicitors’ fee if and when you win your claim. However, while you may not owe your solicitor’s fee in the event that you lose, you may still be liable for the other party’s legal fees, as legally the losing party pays for the winner’s costs. Therefore, to safeguard you interests should you lose your claim for ferry accident compensation, a solicitor will ask you to examine your existing insurance policies to see if you are protected against this possible risk.

If you are not, a solicitor will suggest you to take out specialised insurance as a precautionary measure prior to pursuing a ferry accident compensation claim on your behalf – an expense that may be recovered when you win your claim for ferry injury compensation.

To determine the likelihood of your claim winning, as well as the amount of ferry accident compensation you may be entitled to, we urge you to speak with a personal injury solicitor who has experience with ferry accident compensation claims. Also, it is worth keeping in mind that you have only two years from the date of your injury to settle or enter a claim in court.