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Are the fees of a lorry accident solicitor expensive?

Question:

Are the fees of a lorry accident solicitor expensive?

Answer:

When you seek out the services of a lorry accident solicitor, you may want to ensure that he or she offers you a “conditional fee” agreement with which to pursue a lorry accident claim without being automatically liable for solicitor’s fees. Without this arrangement, legal fees can indeed be quite expensive. A conditional fee agreement, popularly known as “no win, no fee”, means that you become liable for your lorry accident solicitor’s fees if and when you win your injury claim.

Moreover, with this type of arrangement you may not have to pay your lorry accident solicitor’s fees regardless of the outcome of claim – win or lose. This is because your lorry accident solicitor should be able to receive his or her fees from the losing party’s side, and in this way, leave you with the full settlement amount to which you are entitled.

However, not all lorry accident solicitors charge the same “success fee” (the fee a lorry accident solicitor charges for helping you win your injury claim). Unfortunately, if a lorry accident solicitor charges a success fee which is considered inordinately high by the courts, the defending party may have their costs capped by a judge and leave you liable for the possible shortfall in costs.

Consequently, it is important to ask any lorry accident solicitor you are considering engaging about his or her success fee and whether you would be expected to pay any shortfall in fees when you win your claim. In addition to these financial concerns, you really want to ensure that you find a lorry accident solicitor who is familiar with pursuing various types of lorry accident claims and who possesses all the needed qualifications to make sure that you are properly represented.