The most common type of personal injury claim in this country is for road traffic accidents. And although road safety has improved considerably over the past few years this continues to be a rising trend. If you’ve been in an accident in Lancashire ‘no win, no fee’ compensation can help you get redress without risking your finances. This article will look at some of the things you should be considering.
Lancashire ‘no win, no fee’ compensation
The removal of legal aid back in the year 2000 meant that normal people had to think long and hard about making a personal injury claim. If you won your case you were fine, but if you lost then it’s likely that you would have no way of paying for any claim you might make. As such, it’s always important to make sure you have another option and that’s what ‘no win, no fee’ is intended to do. It means that if you are not successful with a claim you will not have to pay a single penny. You can walk away scot free. This applies to almost every type of claim including road traffic accidents.
Assessing a claim
When you’re in an accident, whether it’s a minor shunt or something more serious there is a good chance someone will be at fault. Indeed, it’s always worth consulting a lawyer even if you think there was no blame to be attached as the law may be able to show that the other side was legally culpable. Equally, it could show that you could be deemed to blame in which case you might need someone to fight in your corner.
The complexity of road traffic accidents comes through the fact that accidents are over very quickly and it is seldom easy to be certain what happened at what time. This is why it’s a good idea to get independent evidence and witness statements which can confirm to the courts what happened. Assuming you are confident in your case, you should be wanting as many of these to be taken into account as humanly possible.
Paying for a claim
When you claim compensation, you will be claiming against the other side’s third party insurance firm in most cases. The exception to this rule comes when the other driver has failed to take out any insurance. If this happens then they have some legal questions of their own to address and you may be stuck without compensation. This is why the Motor Insurers Bureau exists to pay out when the other driver goes AWOL.
So if you’re looking for Lancashire ‘no win, no fee’ compensation give our team a call. They will be happy to help with anything you need. Find out more on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 1st December 2014
Author: David Brown