Accidents happen every day. Every year, thousands of people are injured in accidents that were not their fault. Injuries vary from mild discomfort and inconvenience to life-changing disabilities. Some people also find that they have financial issues to deal with. It is at this time that many people consider making a claim for compensation. They do not feel that they can do this themselves and so want to find some legal advice. This is where it can become confusing. Some people may advise you to find a personal injury barrister. Others may say that you need a no win no fee barrister. What does this mean The following tips should be useful.
Top 5 tips for consulting no win, no fee* barristers
- Contact a personal injury law firm. One company that has been established for over 14 years and has the backing of consumer champion Esther Rantzen is called Accident Advice Helpline. You can claim for injuries that occurred up to three years ago.
- You can call the Accident Advice Helpline any time of the day or night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A friendly, professional adviser will use the unique 30 second test to work out whether your claim is likely to be successful. This advice is without obligation – you do not have to pursue the claim unless you want to, the choice is yours.
- The advisers will put you in touch with one of the national network of no win, no fee* barristers. The legal partner allocated to your case will guide you through the process of making your claim. No win, no fee* barristers do not charge you anything if your claim is not successful. If your claim is successful the fees for the no win, no fee* barristers can usually be covered by the losing party. Of course, Accident Advice Helpline cannot guarantee the exact amount compensation that you will get for your injuries but, with over 14 years’ experience and with, you can be sure that your case is being handled properly.
- No win, no fee* barristers do not expect you attend lots of meetings. Most claims can be handled over the telephone and very few cases actually get to court. You may find it useful to have a record of any treatment and hospital visits that you have made so that you can tell the local doctor during your medical assessment.
- No win, no fee* barristers usually advise you to keep records of any money that you have had to spend relating to your compensation claim. Maybe you have lost money because you have not been able to work. May be you have had to pay for extras like childcare or travelling expenses to medical appointments.
Date Published: 9th December 2012
Author: David Brown