Regretfully as in any other profession one will find the less professionals amongst those individuals who strive to provide a high standing professional service and solicitors are no different. That is why people have access to solicitor negligence compensation.
Understanding Solicitor Negligence
The short description to understand what solicitor negligence compensation is to say when a solicitor does not perform or act in the professional manner that is required by the profession.
As a result, a client suffers some damages or form of loss. This can be anything from under settling on a claim where a client could have received more compensation up to drafting a bad contract or not settling a deceased estate inappropriately.
The bottom line is that a solicitor must adhere to the set rules that guide the profession and have to conduct their duties in a manner that provides reasonable care within a certain reasonable standard. If this does not happen it can be regarded as solicitor negligence.
What Will A Solicitor Negligence Compensation Claim Cost?
No two situations in life are the same. The same goes for solicitor negligence compensation claims. Only after a claim is assessed thoroughly and all the considerations and facts pertaining to the particular situation are taken into account can an estimate of the possible cost be calculated.
However, there are various funding options available such as the conditional fee agreement or “no win no fee” basis. In some instances, some insurance policies cover legal costs of this nature. SOS Claims will do a proper assessment and only then will it be possible to discuss the various funding options available with a client.
How To Know If I Do Have A Solicitors Negligence Compensation Claim
The most common way to know if a person has a claim or not is to ask the question if the advice that a person received from a solicitor caused him or her any form of loss. Secondly, if a person gave specific instructions and it was not in contradiction to the law, and the solicitor did not carry out these instructions, it is highly likely that a person has a claim. In addition when a solicitor breached their obligation to take care of the claim can be treated as negligence. In any of these cases it is important to be able to provide prove.
What Is The Worth of a Solicitor Negligence Compensation Claim?
As with any other claim, the value of a solicitor negligence claim varies significantly depending on a large array of facts, circumstances, factors, and many other details. Some of the considerations will be the value of loss suffered, the level of negligence of the solicitor, and or remedial options available.
Are There Any Time Limits For Solicitor Negligence Claims?
Once again, like for any other types of claims, there is a limitation on the time a person take to file a claim against a solicitor. This is known as the limitation period. It is of great importance to file a complaint within this limitation period. The general time is six years. However, if negligence is only discovered years after the service was rendered the claim can still be made.