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Will I Have to Go to Court?

Very few personal injury compensation claims go to court.

The process is extremely expensive and this deters the person responsible for the injury and their insurers as they will be liable for all court costs.


If there is no dispute regarding who was at fault for the accident and the full extent of the injuries sustained, the insurance company will often settle the claim prior to court proceedings being commenced. Again, they would rather do this than pay the court fees.


In cases where there is dispute on one or a number of issues, you may be required to attend court. Mercury Legal will do everything in our power to ensure this is not the case. All of our personal injury solicitors have extensive litigation experience and we will guide you through the whole of the Court process.

Whilst we will issue Court proceedings in cases where it is necessary, very few cases ever reach a final trial. In fact, of all the cases we deal with, just a handful reach this stage.

Occasionally, if your opponents simply will not agree a reasonable figure for your compensation, it may be better for a claim to proceed to a trial as this way a Judge can decide how much compensation should be payable.

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