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Can you take my case over from my current solicitor?
It is natural particularly when dealing with something as sensitive as a personal injury that you want to ensure you have the best possible person dealing with your case. It will always be advisable to instruct a solicitor who is well experienced in dealing with personal injury litigation, to make sure you get the best possible outcome in your case.
If you have concerns about the way your case is being handled by your current solicitor, you should address this with them directly. Should you remain dissatisfied with their response to your concerns then you may wish to seek a second opinion.
We at JMK Solicitors are always happy to help, we will give you an honest assessment of your case and the progress made to date and then it is up to you to make the decision to stay with the solicitor you already have or to move.
Should you choose to move to JMK Solicitors we will take care of all aspects of the move, all you have to do is make the decision.
We make people our priority at JMK Solicitors and making sure you get a straightforward and honest service is our aim.
How much does it cost to make a claim, and who pays?
JMK Solicitors are the only solicitors in Northern Ireland who, as far as we are aware, are able to offer you an insurance policy which gives protection against the financial risks of bringing a claim for compensation for personal injury and other losses. This policy covers not just your opponent’s costs, but also your own costs in the event that they cannot be recovered from another party. We believe that we are the only firm who offer any kind of legal costs cover on a complimentary basis – which means that, unlike other firms, when JMK Solicitors provide this insurance to you, you will never be asked to pay for it from any compensation awarded.
Call us now on 028 9032 0222 for eligibility criteria and to find out more about this product.
How long will it take to receive my compensation?
Every case is different and various factors will determine how quickly we can bring your case to a conclusion, such as if fault for your accident is disputed and if court proceedings are necessary to resolve the issues in your case. However, in a case which does not involve a claim for injury then we will aim to have your losses recovered and your case concluded within six months.
For cases involving personal injury, the nature and complexity of the injury will dictate how long a case takes. We aim to have the majority of our injury cases concluded within twelve to eighteen months. However, it can be in your best interests to prolong the conclusion of your case to ensure that a full and complete picture of your symptoms and prognosis is obtained, especially in cases involving worsening or ongoing medical conditions. This will enable us to ensure that you are fully and properly compensated for your injury, pain and suffering.
How much is my case worth?
The answer to this question is different for every case. If you have sustained a personal injury or sustained a monetary loss through no fault of your own, then you should be entitled to compensation.
- If you were injured due a road traffic accident, accident at work, while undergoing medical treatment or through some other reason that was not your fault, we can help you obtain any payment you are entitled to for your medical expenses plus compensation for pain and suffering. If your injury was serious, we can help you obtain compensation for loss of earnings in the past, present or future as well provision for future care including housing adaption, vehicle and equipment needs.
- If a member of your family including a child was injured in an accident, we can also help them obtain compensation for their injuries.
- If you have had a road traffic accident and your vehicle was damaged as a result of someone else’s negligence we can recover the cost of repairs or replacement of your vehicle along with hire car costs, any depreciation in value of your vehicle and other expenses.
As we are specialised in this type of law and have processed thousands of cases, we will be able to give you an estimate of how much we think your particular case is worth. Call or email us today to arrange a free consultation and we will give you an honest and expert opinion on the value of your case.
JMK COURT GUIDE
Thinking about going to Court can be a daunting experience.
You will be our priority throughout the Court process and your JMK Legal Representative will be on hand to address any queries or concerns you may have on the day.
This short guide will explain what you should expect when your case goes to court and provide you with some key tips to help you along the way.