Claims advice in Solihull
Ask anyone about their biggest concerns when making a personal injury claim and they will answer money. Before you go looking for claims advice in Solihull, therefore, it’s a good idea to work out what you’re likely to pay.
Making a claim
Legal aid has not been a part of personal injury law for many years now. The government removed it at the end of the nineties and brought in the conditional fee arrangement instead. Today we know this better as no win no fee and it does exactly what it says on the tin. A law firm can choose to waive its legal fee if it does not win a case. It therefore removes the risk of claiming compensation from the claimant and takes it on itself.
However, within this agreement there are things you may need to remember. The only thing which will be waived will be legal fees. They may be some of costs which are not included under the agreement which could still be payable. A good example would be the money spent on a medical assessment. You should work out what will and what will not be accounted as part of a personal injury claim.
What happens when you win?
No win no fee does a good job in answering your fears about what happens if you don’t win your case. But what you might also want to know is what happens if you do. In these instances, the rules on payment have changed. Until a couple of years ago your lawyer was allowed to collect all their legal fees from the other side. This guaranteed that you would keep all your compensation. However, that is no longer the case. Lawyers can’t claim their success fees from the opposition which means you will.
The level of fees varies depending on the different law firms you’re working with. However, they are limited to 25% of a compensation fee. Before you make a decision about a law firm you need to work out what they will charge and at what time.
What we do
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have always worked on the principal of no win no fee. We think it’s the best and simplest way to ensure everyone can get a fair go at the legal system. We cover most common types of claims and can give you a legal team with the right skills and experience to take your case forward. Because we work in such a detailed way we have an excellent track record of success.
So if you’re looking for claims advice in Solihull, give our team a call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th July 2015
Author: David Brown