Accident claims solicitors in Pendle
If you’re looking for accident claims solicitors in Pendle, your biggest concern may well be how much it is going to cost. Money is tight in these economic times for all of us and most people are not able to afford to make a claim without a little help. The removal of legal aid from the majority of personal injury claims also made it potentially more difficult for ordinary people to have access to the law courts. However, the good news is that there are alternatives which can level the playing field.
Making a personal injury claim
The most important thing is to reduce the financial risks you take when you make a personal injury claim. One way to do this is to take out claims insurance. This covers you in the event that a case is unsuccessful. The policy will pay your legal fees if you don’t win. However, you will always have to pay premiums which will increase the amount you have to pay no matter what happens. A policy may also have a maximum claim amount which means that beyond a certain level you may have to pay legal fees.
Another option is to work on the basis of no win no fee. Also known as the Conditional Fee Arrangement, this was brought in to replace legal aid. Law firms may only charge legal fees if they have won their case. This shifts the risk of making a claim from your shoulders and onto the law firm. They should be in a position to absorb any losses, which means you’ll still have a good chance of standing up for your rights in the courts – no matter how rich you are.
What happens if you win?
While no win no fee provides a comfort in case things go wrong, you will still have to think about what happens if you do win your case. Until recently, law firms were allowed to claim their success fees back from the other side. This meant that you would get to keep all your compensation. However, lawyers are no longer allowed to do that which means you may have to pay some of your compensation settlement.
This means it’s more important than ever to make sure you are fully-compensated for any claim you decide to make. Work closely with your lawyer to make sure they understand as much about your particular situation as possible and how they can go about making a claim. Make sure every aspect of your injury is accounted for, as to do anything else can reduce your chances of making a successful claim.
So, if you’re looking for accident claims solicitors in Pendle, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 3rd May 2015
Author: David Brown