As No Win No Fee lawyers in Brisbane, we will charge for what are called legal fees and outlays, but only if your claim is successful.
Legal fees are charges for work that we do for you in a claim. That includes writing letters, making or taking telephone calls, preparing documents, negotiating and so on. Outlays are fees charged by third parties and which we pay on your behalf, so that we can properly prepare your claim. This can include:
- Doctor’s reports
- Medical records
- Police reports and so on
No Win No Fee means if you do not win your claim, then we will not charge you any legal fees or outlays. We take on the financial risk of your claim, so that you can stand up to big insurers and make the fight fair.
Are there risks associated with No Win No Fee lawyers?
At Carew Lawyers compensation lawyers, we believe in being upfront and direct in responding to your questions.
Here are the important risk considerations for No Win No Fee agreements:
- Before Court proceedings, you can withdraw or stop your claim anytime without any financial consequence to you in relation to legal fees and outlays. For example, if your claim cannot be settled before Court proceedings are started and you decide to withdraw it, then you do not have to pay any legal fees or outlays to us or to the insurer.
- Because we are specialist personal injury lawyers, our aim is to obtain the best possible outcome for you and to minimise risk.
- If Court proceedings become necessary, you face some financial risks. If you lose then you still do not have to pay us any legal fees or outlays.
However, you may be ordered to pay some of the insurer’s legal fees and outlays.
Because of this, you will always have us by your side advising you of all your options and protecting your legal rights.