If you make the wrong choice, the cost of a solicitor in Cardiff can leave you with nothing in return. It all revolves around the fact of whether or not the solicitor you appoint works on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Back in the year 2000 (the same year that Accident Advice Helpline began trading), the Law Council withdrew free legal aid for personal injury claims. To fill the void that that would have left, specialist injury claim solicitors began to offer a conditional fee arrangement known as no-win, no-fee*. In actual fact, we here at Accident Advice Helpline were one of the first solicitors in the UK to work on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
As a system, no-win, no-fee* is actually fairer than free legal aid, and this is because free legal aid was means tested. If you earned over a specific figure or you had a certain sum of savings, it meant that you were not eligible to receive free legal aid. The result was that a certain sector of the public was being discriminated against. No-win, no-fee* is not means tested. It is available to anyone regardless of income or savings.
You don’t pay a legal fee to Accident Advice Helpline
As a conditional fee arrangement, no-win, no-fee* means that you do not have to pay an upfront fee to start your claim. With this arrangement, non-fault accident victims have open and easy access to justice without having to worry about the cost of a solicitor in Cardiff.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we took another measure to help injury victims who were considering trying to claim financial compensation, to help you to establish whether or not your potential claimant was likely to be considered legitimate. That step was creating our 30-second test; a test you can find and take here on our website.
Not only does this test validate any potential compensation claim in principle, but it will also advise claimants how much compensation they might receive.
Helping to keeping the cost of a solicitor in Cardiff down
Another thing that helps to keep the cost of a solicitor in Cardiff down is that fact that if you choose a solicitor offering no-win, no-fee*, it also means that you will not be asked to pay any money up front.
It is only when your claim has been completed and you’ve received your compensation that you will pay anything. This will be what is known as a success fee, which will be deducted from the compensation.
If you’d like any more information about this, then please talk to our customer support team who will be pleased to help. The best way of contacting customer support is via the national helpline service that we operate. You can access this service by calling either of the following numbers:
- 0800 689 0500 if you’re calling from landline
- 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile
In terms of helping to keep costs down, calls to the number shown above from UK-based landlines are free, as is any advice you are offered by our customer service team. So why not take advantage and minimise your costs by calling us today and register your claim with Accident Advice Helpline?