Ask anyone who is thinking of making a personal injury claim what their biggest fear is and one answer will come out top: money. For many people the idea of claiming compensation is Devon is something they dare not even think about because they don’t want to face a huge legal bill if they lose.
This article, therefore, looks at some of the ways you can offset the dangers of claiming compensation in Devon and ensure your finances are kept safe and sound.
Paying for compensation in Devon
The means of paying for a claiming compensation in Devon are the same as elsewhere in the UK. More often than not your lawyers will be paid by a percentage of your compensation fee. This is a good way to make sure that the legal bill does not mount up to more than the compensation.
In days gone by you used to be able to offset the costs of your legal bills against legal aid, which was intended to ensure everyone was given a fair crack of the whip, but times change. Legal aid was removed in the late nineties and since then claimants have been responsible for making payments.
The problems are obvious. If you’re unable to afford the legal bills then you’re desperately relying on winning the case to avoid serious financial problems. Considering that even the most straightforward claim is not without its risks, that’s quite a worry for anyone making a claim. Small wonder that many people decide instead just to play it safe.
Ways to pay
There are ways around this. For example you could take out claims insurance. This would entitle you to cover in the event that you lose the case, but in return you would have to pay a premium and the policy may not cover the entirety of the legal bills. The small print can be a problem in these cases.
Another popular term you may have heard is ‘no win, no fee’. This is a mechanism which ensures you will not have to pay out anything unless you win your case. It’s a good way of safeguarding your financial future and making sure that everyone has access to the law courts.
More than that it’s a way of ensuring trust between both sides. If you have a lawyer, you want to know that they will stand up for your best interests. With ‘no win, no fee’, those interests are aligned in a very real and financial way – one that can be assessed in terms of pounds, shillings and pence.
Claiming compensation in Devon
However, ‘no win, no fee’ should not be your only consideration. You should also look at the quality of the legal team you’re brining in. You’ll want someone who is an expert, and at Accident Advice Helpline we can provide you with both.
So, to find out how you can claim compensation in Devon and to find an expert personal injury lawyer, come and speak to us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.