Accident Advice Helpline carefully screen all cases and only take them on if we think they have a reasonable chance of success, so we will not normally take your case if it’s likely that you will be found to be at fault. Still, a small minority of the cases that we take on are unsuccessful. Our approach is designed to protect you from having to pay if this happens.
No win no fee
We take on all our cases on the basis of a no win no fee arrangement. This means that if we don’t win your case, we don’t get paid. In fact, even when we do win, the other side usually pays our fee, so you don’t have to worry about the expense and you can enjoy the full amount of compensation you receive.
Our no win no fee arrangement is based on what is known in law as a conditional fee agreement. This is a system that was developed in 1995 to put an end to the system in which it cost a lot of money to bring a claim, as that meant that poorer people could not get access to justice. This arrangement makes it possible for us to help a lot of people who would have no hope of getting compensation otherwise.
What a conditional fee agreement means
In Britain, the way the law usually works is that whoever loses a case has to pay the fees for the other side. In order to protect people making claims from having to make large payments if they lose, there is something called after the event insurance. This provides coverage so that any fee payment will be covered by the insurer. It means that there is no need to worry about your financial situation if your case is unsuccessful.
Conditional fee agreements, backed by insurance, provide the safest way to make a compensation claim. They were designed to protect potential claimants from unscrupulous solicitors. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our customers are our top priority and we will be careful never to put you in a risky situation.
In some cases, it is possible for you to be partially at fault for an accident and still claim compensation. If you think this is a possibility, you can discuss the situation with our advisors, but you shouldn’t say anything about it to anybody else. If we think you could still have a valid case because someone else was mostly to blame, we will put you in touch with a solicitor who has specialist expertise in the type of accident you had. They will be able to tell you whether it’s a good idea for you to say that you were at fault to an extent.
Highly trained and available round the clock, our advisors are always ready to talk through your case with you. We cannot win 100% of the time, but we have a good track record and will always put your interests first. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to make your claim.
Date Published: October 8, 2013
Author: David Brown