Victims of accidents have a legal right to make a personal injury claim in Abercynon, or anywhere else in the UK, providing the accident that caused their injuries was the fault of someone else.
Many of them steer clear of making a personal injury claim in Abercynon because they are concerned how they will pay the litigation costs. That certainly used to be a problem, but not any more.
Paying for your personal injury claim in Abercynon
The law relating to personal injury claims has been the same for many years, way back into the 19th century. The basic of the law have not changed and still say:
- The accident you were in must have been caused by someone else
- You must have sustained injuries in the accident
- The injuries must have warranted medical treatment
- No more than three years can have elapsed since the accident
Seems a fairly clean cut set of rules, but for many years, ordinary people stood no chance of making a claim, even though the law was on their side. Solicitors would ask for a payment upfront, interim payments throughout the claim, and present the victim with a final bill.
If you won your claim, it was not unusual for the legal fees to be more than the compensation, so unless you were rich, you could not afford to take the risk.
Legal aid for your personal injury claim in Abercynon
In the 1940’s, the government tried to address this problem when legal aid was introduced for all sorts of legal cases. This did help those at the bottom of the income scale, as it was means tested – but still left a huge gap in the middle where people could not afford to make a claim, not matter how badly they had been injured in an accident that was not their fault.
No-win, no-fee* for your personal injury claim in Abercynon
In 1998, legal aid was withdrawn from personal injury claims, but the 1999 Finance Act extended the use of conditional fee agreements to cover them. This was brilliant news, because this meant that suddenly anyone could make a personal injury claim
This has become much better known as no-win, no-fee*, and basically it means that innocent victims do not have to fine any money for the work on their claim to be started. We will not ask for any money part way through a claim and we will not present you with a bill for legal fees should your claim prove unsuccessful.
Accident Advice Helpline handle all claims this way, because it is the only way we can be certain that anyone entitled to make a claim has the option to do so. The risk is minimal as you won’t be liable for our legal fees unless your compensation is secured. This stops a lot of the worry attached to making a personal injury claim in Abercynon, or any where else in the UK.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, for no-obligation advice about making a claim.