Do you need helpful advice for injuries in Rochdale? Are you worried about the cost of making personal injury claims? If so, take some time to look at your various payment options.
Helpful advice for injuries in Rochdale
If you have been in an accident and wanted to claim compensation, the law says you have to pay the bills yourself. However, to soften the blow, there are a number of measures that you can take:
One of these measures are ‘no win, no fee’ which, as you’ll see if you conduct any meaningful search is pretty common. This states that if you do not win your case you will not have to pay. It takes the financial risk of making a personal injury claim and takes it from you and transfers it to your law firm. To help them pay for this risk they were allowed by the government – when this came into force, to increase the amount they can charge. In general firms will not be allowed to charge more than 25% of any compensation fee, however, many charge less, so shopping around is always worthwhile.
If you are feeling confident about your chances, you can choose a firm that will ask you to pay, come what may. However, if you do this, you run the risk that things go wrong. In our experience, even the most straightforward seeming personal injury claims can have some kind of complication creep in.
This is why it is such a good idea to ensure there is some form of fail-safe built in. With ‘no win, no fee’ you will walk away without paying a penny if you do not win your case. It is a good way to protect yourself financially from any fallout.
There is also a middle option. Some insurance firms will offer claims insurance that protects you in the event that you lose your case. However, with this you have the premiums to pay as well as the possibility that they may have built something into the small print which stipulates a maximum amount that you can claim. So you may find yourself paying some, or even all, of your legal fees if you are not careful.
Making the best choice: Accident Advice Helpline
Whatever happens it is a good idea to make sure you have a clear idea of how much you pay and when. Moreover, you should naturally always seek to make sure that you have the best law firm for your case. Pick a firm who specialises in your type of personal injury claim – they will give you a much better chance of winning.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have lawyers who can assist with just about every type of claim which means we are perfectly placed to offer you helpful advice for injuries in Rochdale. So to find out more about what we do, call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: David Brown