After our first contact you will be invited to come over to our office for an intake interview with one of our lawyers. You lawyer will discuss the case with you and assess your possibilities before proceeding to handle it. We work in four phases:
Your medical records are then sent to the other party, who will in turn submit them for assessment by his/her medical consultant. This is followed by an advice.
While the damage amount is being determined, your lawyer will ask the liable party to pay an advance to see that you will not get into financial difficulty.
Costs incurred for legal assistance (read: lawyer’s fees) are charged to the other party.
Our office also provides assistance on the basis of government-funded legal aid. If your income and assets are below a certain level, we submit a petition to the Legal Aid Council (Raad voor Rechtsbijstand), after which the government will generally pay your lawyer’s fees. You are however expected to pay a (one-off) contribution yourself. The amount of this contribution depends on your income. If the petition is allowed, the Legal Aid Council will grant legal assistance (“toevoeging”).
You can find more information and the latest income-and-assets standards at
“Informatie voor rechtzoekenden (Information for litigants)”