Accident claims solicitors in Dunfermline
Accident claims solicitors in Dunfermline can be expensive and with no legal aid available it’s not surprising that many people are worried about making a claim. However, there are ways around the problem as this article will demonstrate.
Payment for injury claims
The way in which we pay for personal injury claims has changed over the years. At the end of the 90s legal aid was removed from the vast majority of personal injury claims. This meant that claimants faced the prospect of being lumbered with the costs of making a claim. Since most of us do not have the finances to completely fund a claim ourselves, this naturally makes some people nervous. Can they afford the risk of making a claim if everything goes wrong?
There are ways around it. Option one comes from the insurance companies, which should be enough to give you cause for caution. It is called claims insurance and it covers you in the unlikely event that a claim does not succeed. This does offset much of the risk, but there are costs to pay. You’ll have to stump up premiums for your policy regardless of what happens and the terms of your policy may not be that beneficial. They might involve you having to pay out of fees which exceed a stated maximum amount.
No win no fee
Option two is something called the Conditional Fee Arrangement. The government brought this in to replace legal aid. A law firm can transfer the financial risk of making a claim onto their shoulders. They will only charge legal fees for those claims which are successful. Although there may still be other costs you have to pay this removes the major fear-factor when making a claim. At Accident Advice Helpline no win no fee has been central to the way we work, ever since we began in 2000. It’s helped thousands of people claim the compensation they deserve without being worried about how much it might cost.
The one thing you should still watch out for is the level of legal fees if you win your case. These can vary from law firm to law firm so you will have to know what’s coming. Until recently firms could get their legal fees from the other side. However, this no longer happens which means you’ll need to pay them yourself. Make sure you know how much this is going to be before you agree to use any law firm.
So, if you’re looking for accident claims solicitors in Dunfermline, why not give us a call to see how we can help. You can contact us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.