Times have been tricky for personal injury law firms in recent years – yes I can hear the sympathy right now. However, problems for them may mean it’s more difficult for you to find lawyers who can help with no win no fee advice in West Lothian. This article explains why.
No win no fee advice in West Lothian
The last few years have seen considerable changes in the way we make claims in this country. Some have been reasonably good – others not. In the plus column, we’ve seen the end of referral fees which means fewer cold calls asking if you’ve had an accident in the last few years.
On the downside, we’ve seen changes to payment rules which had been reasonably beneficial for most claimants. Under the idea of ‘no win, no fee’, you would be protected from being forced into significant financial difficulty by the fact that your law firm would waive their fees in the event that your claim was unsuccessful.
This has real benefits for most people and it meant that you wouldn’t be forced into financial difficulty if you lost your case. However, until recently you would probably not have to pay even if you did win. That’s because the government allowed law firms to claim compensation from the other side. So this was the deal you had – ‘no win, no fee’ and ‘win, no fee’.
Critics said that this made it too easy and that people would have been encouraged to make a claim on the off-chance. However, we don’t think this was the case. Because firms were working on the basis of ‘no win, no fee’, they still faced a considerable risk whenever they agreed to take on a case. As such, if they lost then they would be out of pocket.
However, with the backing of the insurance companies the government ruled that success fees could no longer be claimed by law firms. This left them in difficulty. Did they turn to their customers for the money or try to get by on the basic fees they received and could still claim from the other side.
Some smaller firms struggled to cope and this is important because it might lead to them being less than selective with the types of cases they take on. Those who are struggling to make end meets will chase compensation on the off chance which will reduce the quality of service you receive. Therefore, no win no fee advice in West Lothian can be difficult to find if your law firm does not have the resources to do the job properly.
Help from Accident Advice Helpline
That’s why we’re here. Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest personal injury law firms around. We have a huge amount of experience and can use that to ensure you get the best service possible.
To find out more about how we can help you claim compensation give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.