Accidents in the US

nyIf you or a relative has been injured whilst in the US, then we can help you.

Gerard has been admitted as Attorney-at-Law in New York for over twenty years (non-practising). Gerard is also very involved in a number of associations.

  • Former President of the American Counsel Association;
  • American Bar Association (in particular the Section of Litigation);
  • American Association for Justice,
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation;

Gerard has developed, over 25 years, relationships with leading US leading lawyers so as to offer a better service to clients. He regularly visits America and has delivered a number of talks to various firms.

Gerard has developed a close relationship with Clifford Law Offices in Chicago. Clifford Law Offices has been selected by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® as a 2016 “Best Law Firm” in six legal categories. Bob Clifford, founder and senior partner was named 2012 Chicago Lawyer Person of the Year by the Chicago Lawyer magazine.
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How we can help

If you or a relative have been injured or have suffered due to medical malpractice in the US and would like further advice, then please contact Gerard McDermott QC Ltd.

We can help you secure the best representation by a US law firm to handle your case over in the US We will assist the US. Attorneys by gathering the necessary expert, witness and other evidence, to help your case succeed and to achieve the best possible settlement.

Our Fees

Cases arising out of accidents in the US are funded differently than cases which are pursued in England & Wales.

In England & Wales, the general rule is that the loser pays the winner’s legal costs. When a person is injured and then successfully settles or wins their case at court, they will receive their compensation plus their reasonable legal costs. They will then ordinarily pay an additional sum to their lawyer out of their compensation. That sum can be no more than 25% of his or her compensation for pain, suffering and past loss. That sum is known as the lawyer’s ‘success fee’ under a ‘no-win-no-fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement).

In the US it is usual for each side to pay their own legal fees, whatever the outcome. US Attorneys therefore usually get paid by taking a percentage of the client’s total compensation . Those are known as ‘Contingency Fees’ and the level is approached on a case by case basis.

If we were to assist you with a claim in the US, we would discuss how it would be funded from the outset with you.

Contact Us

If you or a relative have been injured or have suffered due to medical malpractice in the US and would like further advice then please contact us on 0161 304 4308 or email [email protected]