Money makes the world go round, but these days it’s in somewhat short supply. With finances constricted, it is no surprise that many people shy away from the prospect of making a personal injury claim. How much will it cost, they ask and what if I don’t win? However, there is a way you can find the very best negligence solicitors in St Austell without risking a single penny.
A fairer deal
It is called no-win, no-fee and it does exactly what it says on the tin. It defers all the payment until the end of the process and even then you should only pay out if and when you win your case. Often this will be a case of paying out a small portion of the compensation sum to the lawyer.
Where did it come from?
No-win, no-fee became more common when legal aid was removed from personal injury claims in 1997. This made it instantly more difficult for people to make a claim without having enough money to bank roll them at the start of the process.
In response, many law firms started working with people on the basis of a no-win, no-fee deal. This enabled them to work with those clients who might otherwise not have had the financial means to launch a case.
During this time, it became more difficult in general terms to make a claim as the Citizens Advice Bureau began to reduce the amount of work it did in helping people to find lawyers.
As a result, we set up Accident Advice Helpline which sought to make it easier for people to make a claim but also to extend the no-win, no-fee deal to everyone.
Why is it important?
This is beneficial for a number of reasons. Firstly, it removes some of the risk associated with making a claim. All of a sudden, you no longer need money in order you get started – you can just start claiming.
Secondly, it means that the interests of your lawyer are more closely aligned with you. If their costs are dependent on you winning your case, they will work harder to extract the maximum compensation possible. They will also ensure that any advice given will be much more effective throughout. In other words, they will be less likely to encourage you to make a claim which doesn’t have a good chance of being successful.
Finding negligence solicitors in St Austell
Most importantly of all, it is important to look into the details of any deal. When you are looking for negligence solicitors in St Austell, some may offer the appearance of a no-win, no-fee deal, but sneak a few costs in under the radar. At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a genuine no-win, no-fee deal which means there are no hidden costs or nasty surprises.
To find out more about how we help people find the best negligence solicitors in St Austell, come and talk to us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown