Once upon a time life for all of us seemed to be pretty rosy. The economy seemed to be on a perpetually upward curve and the future looked to contain nothing but prosperity. Then, thanks to the mistakes of some people in the City, it all went belly up and we all soon became used to struggling for money everywhere. For those who had suffered an accident in West Dunbartonshire, therefore, life could get pretty tricky.
Paying for an accident in West Dunbartonshire
There was a time when legal aid covered any personal injury claim meaning people felt they could launch a claim without any fear of what the court case might cost them. This led to an increase in the number of false, or overly optimistic claims being brought and the perception by some that the rules surrounding personal injury law were pretty much there for no other reason than to give people a free chance to claim some cash.
Therefore the government removed legal aid for any claims with the hope that once they had made it more difficult for people to claim there would be a reduction in the number of false claims.
They were right – but as with all of these kinds of laws, the people who really suffered were those who most needed the compensation. Suddenly the thought of making a claim seemed like a gamble many people were not able to make.
Imagine you’ve been in an accident in West Dunbartonshire, for example. The compensation you might receive could be vital in helping you get back on your feet. But the costs could be considerable. What if the legal fees are so high that they amount to more than the compensation you receive? Suddenly even a successful claim would actually cost you money – and as for losing your case – well that didn’t bear thinking about.
Therefore to help people such as you – who have had an accident in West Dunbartonshire but aren’t sure they can claim compensation many law firms started producing something called no win no fee*. This meant that whatever happened, you could be entitled to claim on a no win no fee* basis. If you didn’t win then you wouldn’t have to pay.
But this doesn’t mean any claim should be seen as a shot to nothing. Because we work on the basis of no win no fee*, we will not make a claim if we don’t feel certain that you have a good case. That works from your point of view as well as ours because it means we will not waste your time and ours by chasing a claim which has little chance of success.
So, if you’ve been injured in an accident in West Dunbartonshire, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 9th June 2014
Author: David Brown