There are all kinds of impacts and consequences after being hurt in an accident.
Life is disrupted, sometimes thrown into turmoil. There are also occasions where some accident victims find themselves not only hurt and in pain but also financially struggling.
For many people, this can feel unfair, especially if they feel they are bearing the brunt of the accident and its consequences. It seems odd, therefore, at such a financially difficult time to take on the burden of the cost of a solicitor in Preston.
However, it may be that this is not the expense that you think it would be.
The cost of a solicitor in Preston is within your means
Up until 1998, should anyone hurt in an accident attempt to claim compensation, they did so by taking a financial risk.
Should they win, all was well and good. But losing their case meant that they would have their own legal bill to pay, as well as that of the opposing side. This could leave them thousands of pounds in debt. For many people, this was simply too big a gamble to take. Thus, people who had perfectly reasonable entitlement to compensation choose not to pursue it.
The change that came in 1998 was called the Conditional Fee Agreement, better known as no win, no fee. This scheme effectively removes the risk to the accident victim. Hence, if your claim meets the criteria as laid down in personal injury law, then you should be able to claim compensation – without the fear of being landed with a huge bill.
What else does no win, no fee mean at Accident Advice Helpline?
It also means that you do not need to pay us any money up front. This could mean that once you have called us for an informal chat, and your case has been thoroughly assessed, we could start work on your claim within days.
Of course, any claim hinges on these all-important three criteria:
- Who was responsible for your accident? It must not have been you. It could be another car driver for example, or an employer after you were hurt at work through no fault of your own.
- When did the accident happen? You have a three-year window of opportunity within which to claim compensation.
- How were you hurt? Your injuries, their nature, severity and impact on your life will need to be assessed.
Make the one phone call today that could change life for the better
Find out just how affordable the cost of a solicitor in Preston is with Accident Advice Helpline. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from you mobile.