Frankston Lawyers

20/09/2021

If you live in or around Frankston and you are looking for the best Frankston lawyers, call Gordon Legal. We help people across Victoria and have more than 200 years of combined legal experience acting for everyday people.

If you’ve suffered an unexpected life event such as a workplace or road injury, family matter or a commercial dispute, we have an experienced team of lawyers who can give you the best legal advice and support in your case.

We know that having a legal case while recovering from a workplace or road injury is never easy and can feel stressful. That’s why we can help you on a no win, no fee basis for personal injury cases so you do not have to worry about paying upfront legal fees and can focus on your recovery.

What factors do I need to consider when hiring a lawyer in Frankston?

Hiring the best lawyers in Frankston isn’t always easy. There are many things you should consider before choosing the right lawyer for your case.

The first thing to think about is whether your lawyer has experience in cases like yours. Some lawyers only provide legal advice and representation in particular areas of law and some work across many areas. It’s important to get a lawyer who has lots of experience in the area of law that your legal issue relates to and that your lawyer is up to date with changes in the law that might impact on your case.  Gordon Legal is a full-service law firm who can help with matters from personal injuries and public liability insurance, family law, commercial and employment disputes and criminal law including court appearances. Although we have a broad range of legal services, most of our lawyers are dedicated to a single area of law within the firm.

Gordon Legal have an experienced team ready to help people in and around Frankston. The Gordon Legal team know how to handle even the most difficult cases because they have been working on cases just like yours for many years. Experienced lawyers like the lawyers at Gordon Legal know how to get the best result.

How lawyers communicate with clients is also critical to a client achieving success in any action. Like Peter Gordon who founded Gordon Legal, our experienced legal team believe in keeping advice simple and easy to follow so that you can make the best decisions about your case.

Our founder, Peter Gordon has built a dedicated team who share his personal belief in compassion and fighting for the rights of ordinary people in Frankston and across Victoria.  At Gordon Legal, we take you through your case step by step, so you can fully understand your rights and make informed decisions.

Do lawyers make you pay upfront?

Legal costs are made up of legal fees for the lawyer’s services and disbursements which are the out of pocket costs incurred in your case like court fees, report fees and the costs of getting a barrister to help with your case. It’s helpful to think of legal fees and disbursements in the same way a mechanic charges for labour and parts when they fix your car.

Different lawyers charge for legal services in different ways. Some lawyers ask you to legal fees upfront, some agree on a fixed fee for their services and some won’t charge you until the end of your case.

Peter Gordon and Paul Henderson were the first lawyers to introduce ‘no win, no fee’ as a way to help people access to justice and affordable legal services. Not having the financial means available to pay a lawyer upfront should not stop you from getting a lawyer’s help with your claim and pursuing your legal rights.

These are the practice areas at Gordon Legal that can act for you on a “no win, no fee” basis:

  • Worker’s compensation
  • TAC claims and road accidents
  • Public liability claims
  • Medical negligence
  • Asbestos and other dust diseases
  • Other areas of the law may be eligible too

If Gordon Legal are unable to help you in-house, we can put you in touch with the right lawyer for your case. For example, you may be best supported by conveyancing specialists and we can help you find the right lawyer for your case or legal issue. 

If your case is eligible for a “no win, no fee” arrangement, we will act for you and pursue your case at no upfront cost to you for our legal services and you will only pay for our legal services if you have a successful claim. If you are successful in getting compensation, Gordon Legal will take the legal fees out of your compensation and pass on the rest of the compensation to you so you don’t need to worry about the financial stress of making claim and paying your legal bills.  No win no fee means people in Frankston can still access a personal injury lawyer where they otherwise might not have been able to afford to pay a lawyer upfront.

How long does it take to settle a case?

Every case is different and sometimes it is up to the Courts to schedule hearing and trial dates and this can sometimes be many months away depending on how busy the Courts are. However, at Gordon Legal, we do everything we can to settle our clients’ cases as quickly as possible. Minor claims tend to be faster but even big claims can be dealt with quickly depending on what the future looks like for the injured person. As an example, mesothelioma claims from asbestos exposure can be finalised within weeks to months if the person is very ill. More complicated matters that are not urgent can take months or even years to reach a settlement or Court. Factors that can influence the settlement time of your case include:

  • Court schedules.
  • Serving court papers.
  • Exchanging material.
  • Gathering evidence.
  • Medical appointments arranged by the parties.
  • The complexity of your case.
  • The defendant party’s attitude.

If you are still undergoing treatment and recovering from a car accident or personal injury, it may be too early to resolve your case. Your settlement negotiations will typically start once you are at a point where you no longer need invasive or active medical treatment. Lawyers need to understand the full extent of your claim to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, which includes your medical bills, lost wages, and any permanent damage you may have suffered.  Unfortunately, it can be a long process but Gordon Legal can offer support and advice throughout.

Where can I find the best lawyers in Frankston?

Knowing your rights and entitlements is crucial. It’s important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible as most states and territories in Australia have strict time limits that apply to legal disputes. At Gordon Legal, we know that you are looking for a professional law expert who can help with your case when you need it most. We have decades of experience at the forefront of plaintiff law and worker’s compensation across Victoria. Other than Preston, our lawyers represent clients’ rights across Victoria no matter if they are in Reservoir, Frankston, Geelong, Shepparton, Ballarat or Horsham.  If you want quality legal service, reach out to us and speak with an experienced lawyer who will go the distance with you and your claim. Peter Gordon and his team have a reputation of being at the forefront of personal injury and class action law.  Contact us now and we can offer advice and support so you can focus on recovery and getting your life back on track.

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