Ask any of the expert injury solicitors in Torpoint what is one of the most common questions they get asked and they will all answer the same thing – ‘How much will this cost me?’ The answer to that question, if you choose to make a claim through Accident Advice Helpline, is nothing if you lose and twenty five percent of the costs if you win. Why? Because all of our solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee basis and twenty five percent is the current legal requirement for winners of court cases to pay in terms of fees.
Expert injury solicitors in Torpoint. What exactly is no-win, no-fee?
No-win, no-fee is exactly what it says. If you don’t win your case then you will not be charged our legal fees. This is just one of many questions that Accident Advice Helpline advisors get asked on a daily basis. Others include:
What is legal aid?
- Legal Aid was financial help that was available to people who needed to make compensation claims. Unfortunately this is no longer available. There are cases however, such as those relating to medical negligence in which a form of legal aid may still be available.
Has no-win, no-fee replaced Legal Aid?
In a way it has, as if you lose your case you will not be liable to meet any fees. Even if you do win, the twenty five percent fee payable will be calculated and deducted from your final payout, so you will not actually feel it leaving your pocket.
What actually is a no-win, no-fee agreement? What does it mean to me?
It means that if you lose your case you will not have to pay the fees of the expert injury solicitors in Torpoint. This may not include court fees and this is something that you should discuss at the very beginning of your claim.
What is ‘after the event insurance’?
This is a policy that your expert injury solicitors in Torpoint may advise you to take out after you have an accident and are considering pursuing a claim. This policy will cover you against disbursements and the need to pay your opponent’s legal bill if your claim is unsuccessful.
What exactly are disbursements?
Disbursements are the costs associated with your case and the payments that your solicitor will have made to people on your behalf. Disbursements are basically any costs incurred by your expert injury solicitors in Torpoint that are not his/her fees and which need to be paid. These may include fee for obtaining GP records, court fees, police accident reports and an after-the-event insurance premium.
What are fees?
These are the fees the injury solicitors will charge for their services. These are the costs that you do not pay under a no-win, no-fee agreement. Basically your solicitor is working for nothing should they lose.
If you have any more questions about the claims process and what you need to do to start then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile today.
Date Published: 22nd February 2014