Accident claims solicitors in Pontrhydyfen
Every year, thousands of people are injured in accidents which are not their fault. However, not all of them go on to claim compensation. That’s because many don’t understand their rights and many others are worried about how much it costs. The government has been scaling back on legal aid assistance in many areas of the law in recent years which means some people are concerned that they might not actually be able to afford to make a personal injury claim. However, there are ways to mitigate the cost.
Ways of paying
One option to help you pay comes from insurance firms. Many are now offering personal injury claims insurance which covers you in the event that something goes wrong with the case. This theoretically reduces your exposure, but there can be problems. Every insurance policy has a premium to pay and there may be some exemptions. If you don’t read your policy carefully you may find that you are not fully covered. You should read your policy carefully to avoid any nasty surprises.
A more effective approach is known as no win no fee. This came into use back when the government removed legal aid from the majority of personal injury claims. Instead, they allowed law firms to use something called the Conditional Fee Arrangement, which we all know better as no win no fee. This means that the only time you ever have to pay your legal fees will be if you win your case. This means you’re protected from being forced into debt because your lawyer doesn’t do a good job with your case.
The benefits of no win no fee are pretty clear. On the one hand it offers you a source of protection if something goes wrong, but it also ensures your law firm will be 100% committed to the cause. If they only get paid if they win they naturally have a larger incentive to secure the maximum amount of compensation to which you should be entitled. This translates to a better quality of service for you.
What happens when you win
The one thing to look out for, with no win no fee, is a tendency to forget about how much you might end up having to pay. Fees can vary and because they often come out of your compensation settlement it’s important to know how much they are and when you’ll be paying them. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re always open and transparent about what you pay and when.
So, if you’re looking for accident claims solicitors in Pontrhydyfen, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.