Finding a good Abercarn law firm has become much more of a difficult issue in recent years after the removal of legal aid from the majority of personal injury law cases. In this article we’ll look at why legal aid came to an end and the implications that it has for anyone looking to find a lawyer in the area today.
The end of legal aid
For a long time individuals making personal injury claims were able to claim legal aid as a form of support. They would contact a law firm which would apply for legal aid on their behalf. However, the system increasingly became unfit for purpose and ironically began to hurt the most vulnerable in society – those who were least able to pay.
So an alternative solution was floated. In 1998 legal aid was removed for the vast majority of personal injury cases. The only exception was things such as medical negligence claims which retained the attachment of legal aid.
Accident Advice Helpline and no-win, no-fee
The new laws came into force in 2000, which is the same year that Accident Advice Helpline were founded, and created a problem for many people who were considering making a claim. On the one hand the compensation settlement could be crucial in helping them avoid spiralling into debt or to get the best possible medical treatment for their injuries.
The response of many firms was to offer no-win, no-fee – and most now go this route. The idea is that you will not have to pay anything unless you are successful with your case. If, for any reason, you do not win your case, then our team will waive all our legal fees. It’s a way of ensuring that no matter what happens making a claim for compensation does not lead you down a path of financial destruction.
Finding an Abercarn law firm
It is no mistake that Accident Advice Helpline came into being the same year that legal aid ceased to be available for people making personal injury claims. We started our firm up because we wanted to make sure that everyone had the right to make a claim no matter what their financial position might have been.
We also wanted to make sure that you weren’t restrained in your choices by an Abercarn law firm, but could instead cast your net a little wider to get the best possible expertise.
Our service provides support and advice right in your own home where you need it more than anything else. We’ll tell you firstly whether or not we think you have a good chance of winning your case and, if so, how much we believe you might win if you are successful.
To find out more about help from an Abercarn law firm, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 3rd August 2014
Author: David Brown