The members of the RTA Team who may work on your matter as detailed below:
Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Steve Wengraf, Partner and Head of the Personal Injury Department.
No Win No Fee Rates
How it works:
At the beginning of your case, we will decide if we are willing to enter into a No Win No Fee Agreement called a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement) with you. This means that if we are not successful on your behalf we will not be paid and not pursue you for our costs.
The CFA means that if you lose you do not pay a penny, but if you win we will deduct 10 – 25% from your damages (depending on circumstances) to cover our professional costs of dealing with the case.
Most claim are dealt with through an on line portal system. We will lodge the claim swiftly after you have returned our client care documentation. The claim will be submitted on the portal and a response on liability is usually received within 2 months.
If you have significant injuries which take some time to settle to a plateau we will not be able to conclude your claim until those injuries have reached a settled stage.
If a claim cannot be resolved. Before the issue of Court proceeding there are guidelines called the Pre Action Protocols which set out a process that the pre litigation process should follow. In general terms the defendant must be given a reasonable time to consider the claim before proceedings are issued.
Court proceeding may have to be issued which will almost always be in the County Court. If proceedings are issued and defended these are then allocated to a track by the Court which is appropriate to the complexity and value of the case.
– Generally a claim for losses under £1,000 is a Small Claims and should get from issue of proceedings to a Trial in 6 – 9 months.
– Claims of £1,000 to £25,000 are dealt with as Fast Track Claims and should get from issue of proceedings to Trial in about 12 months.
– Complex cases and ones involving damages which exceed £25,000 are Multi Track Claims which are likely to reach Trial in 12 – 24 months).
The above figures are guidance only. At all stages we will endeavour to give as precise as possible time estimates as the matter progresses.