Money makes the world go around and most people would say that this is seldom more true than in personal injury law. However we would beg to differ. What we do is not about getting money – it’s about securing justice and giving people access to the vital financial support which can help them get their life back on track and for many of our clients that is something they could not have done without.
However, money and, in particular, the way you pay for your claim will be important, which is why this article focuses on finding the best solicitor in Heacham who will not break your bank.
Risk versus reward
When legal aid was removed from personal injury claims back in the nineties it made the process of finding a lawyer something of a risk. While some would say it is only right and proper that people pay for their claims, this still means that many of the people who need support the most are excluded from making a claim.
That’s unless you choose an option such as no win no fee. This means that if you do not win your case you will not have to pay.
Or at least that is supposed to be what it means. Many law firms like to take advantage of no win no fee. It’s a nice way to minimise the risk and maximise the benefits of making a personal injury claim. However that does represent a financial risk to the firm involved so many compel clients to take out insurance against losing the case.
This might not be that expensive but it’s hardly true to the spirit of the ideal, so it’s always a good idea to read the small print before making any rash decisions.
What will you pay
Just because you find someone who offers no win no fee it’s also not a good idea to completely disregard cost altogether. If you win you’ll have to pay and how much will depend on how valuable the process is. Most lawyers will take a percentage of the compensation fee. This varies from lawyer to lawyer but should be no more than 30%. There may also be a referral fee to pay.
Finding the best solicitor in Heacham
It’s also worth getting an idea of how much compensation you might receive. This is why at Accident Advice Helpline, we not only find the best solicitor in Heacham who will be a suitable match for your case, but we give you a rough estimate of how much you might receive. This allows you to set expectations early on in the process.
So, if you want to find a genuine 100% no win no fee solicitor in Heacham come and speak to us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also contact us through our website on www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown