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Cost of Injury Case in High Court

What does it cost to take a personal injury case to the High Court? Vincent.

Hi Vincent.  I am assuming that your personal injury case has already gone through Personal Injuries Assessment Board (now known as The Injuries Board) and that you are free to proceed to the High Court in the case.

Many Solicitors will take on injury cases on a “no win, no fee” basis  - Solicitors are not allowed advertise this fact but Solicitors are still free to do it, much to the fury of many insurance companies who hate to see victims being able to access legal representation.

If you win your case you will get Court costs awarded in your favour.   If you lose your case you will get Court costs awarded against you and you may or may not have to pay your own Solicitor, Barrister and expert witnesses.

Vincent, I cannot give the exact financial cost to you in this case because it will depend on whether you win or lose, it depends on the amount of the claim, it depends on how many expert witnesses you require to prove the case in the High Court.  In other words it could cost you anything from nothing to a million euro.

My advise is, however, that you should consult with a Solicitor who deals with personal injury cases and sit down with him or her and firstly establish the likelihood of winning and secondly the risks of losing and the costs that might be incurred if that happens.

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