FInding out the cost of a solicitor in Oldbury isn’t as simple as asking the lawyers in your local area what they would charge to make a claim for compensation for you. The cost of a solicitor will depend on a variety of factors, and you are actually looking for a solicitor who is value for money, rather than one who is cheap and affordable.
There are also different ways to pay you solicitor which will make it easier on you if you are struggling with money following a serious accident. Here are some of the things that can make a lawyer cheaper or more expensive.
How experienced your solicitor is
The more experience a solicitor has, and the more cases they have won, the more likely it is that they will be confident to ask for a larger amount of money to take on your claim.
Although this may seem like a false economy as you are trying to win as much compensation as you can, if your solicitor has a great reputation with winning cases then you are far more likely to win your own.
Whether your lawyer works alone or in a frm
This may not affect the price at all, but in some cases if you are working with a lawyer who is part of a larger firm, you will work with various representatives of the firm rather than just the one solicitor.
If this is the case, then you may find that you end up paying a larger fee than if you were only working with one person, as the firm needs to pay for costs and the various lawyers that you worked with.
Coping with the cost of a solicitor in Oldbury
If you are struggling financially after your accident then this is even more reason to make a claim for compensation against the person that caused your accident. However, without easy access to money you may feel that you won’t be able to pay for a solicitor. This is where you are better off choosing a no win no fee* lawyer. No win no fee* means that your lawyer only takes their fee as a percentage of the compensation that you win if your claim is successful.
You don’t have to pay upfront and if your claim is not successful then you won’t pay a fee. Accident Advice Helpline works with no win no fee* lawyers and is available for free from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back.
Date Published: 4th October 2015
Author: David Brown