When you’re assessing which law firm to choose when claiming compensation in Caldicot, one of the most important things to look at will be the question of money. Any area of business will have significant variations in terms of how much things cost, but all the more so in personal injury law, because there’s significant difference in when and how you pay – as well as the amounts.
The root of the problem
In the late nineties the government removed legal aid from the vast majority of personal injury law cases. This meant that people were suddenly made liable to pay their own bills, which had predictable consequences.
Legal fees are not insignificant in size and for most people any claim represents a major risk. That’s why some firms, including us at Accident Advice Helpline decided to offer no win, no fee*. This is an option which protects you, the client, financially and provides reassurance that no matter what happens you won’t be left in financial difficulties.
About no win, no fee*
The idea of no win, no fee* has obvious benefits in terms of the financial risk, but it’s important to weigh these up against some of the risks. For starters, it is natural to assume that those legal fees which are applied might be higher than the traditional option as the law firm seeks to cover their costs.
But this is not always the case. If you’re being charged hourly fees then the longer a case goes on the more expensive it gets and could potentially swamp any compensation you eventually receive.
Not all firms who offer no win, no fee* are entirely honest about what they charge either. Some will sneak in hidden fees somewhere along the line, such as requiring you to take out claims insurance. While this does provide a measure of protection, it is hardly no win no fee* in the strictest sense of the word.
Claiming compensation in Caldicot
It is, then, a question of what your preference is. If you are very confident in your case you might be tempted to go the traditional option to keep the amount paid out to a minimum. However, no case is open and shut which is why no win no fee* represents a much safer and more sensible option.
For anyone claiming compensation in Caldicot, both options are available, but at the Accident Advice Helpline we’ve always favoured the concept of no win, no fee*. This protects our clients against losses incurred through an unsuccessful case and it also represents a statement of confidence on our part about the value of our service.
So if you want to claim compensation in Caldicot after an accident, come and talk to us – we have a team of people who are happy to provide all the help you need. Call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.