You deserve the best lawyers in Suffolk if you have been injured through no fault of your own and experiencing financial hardship. In a world in which all of our personal incomes are coming under increased pressure, we can be forgiven for being concerned about the financial implications of any potential claims.
If you are involved in an accident and need the services of the best lawyers in Suffolk, ‘no win, no fee’ claims can go some way to helping you get the compensation you deserve without risking your financial health. However, many people are still not entirely clear on how much they will have to pay and at what point they can make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is here to offer support and free, no obligation claims advice.
Best lawyers in Suffolk for ‘no win, no fee’ claims
There are a number of misperceptions about the way in which we pay for personal injury claims in this country which are born part from the number of times the system has changed over the years.
Back in the day, legal aid was available to cover people when they made personal injury claims, but this was removed towards the end of the 1990s. To replace it the government relied on lawyers offering ‘no win, no fee’. This meant that if you lost a case, you had the benefit of knowing that your law firm would pick up the tab.
However, this had implications for law firms themselves who would then have to take on the risks of making a claim. If you went to court and the case lasted for a number of years, the costs could mount up alarmingly quickly. If the case was then unsuccessful, you would be left with a sizable hole in the books.
To avoid this, the government allowed law firms to increase the amount it charged in legal fees which meant successful claimants were then having to pay for those who did not win a case.
There was also the problem of legal fees. Initially, claimants had to pay their own legal fees, but then the government allowed lawyers to claim their success fees from the other side which meant people would not have to pay no matter what happened. Many people still mistakenly believe this is the case now, but in 2012 the government announced plans to stop this practice which would mean you’ll have to pay something at some point.
However many of your fees can still be recovered from the other side and any fees that are payable can be taken as a percentage of your compensation agreement. The government has also allowed compensation awards to be slightly higher to make up for this.
Accident Advice Helpline: a law firm to rely on
Despite all this, the most important thing for anyone to consider is still the task of finding the best possible lawyer to take your case forward. Accident Advice Helpline can give you a whole lot of support in this.
So if you’re looking for ‘no win, no fee’ claims, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.