When you’re injured through no fault of your own it surely stands to reason that you should be entitled to claim compensation. However, although the courts should indeed be on your side, you often may feel as if this option is not open to you. However, there are ways in which you can make a claim without risking your own finances. This article will look at how you can find lawyers who offer ‘no win, no fee’ in Broadland as well as other ways of paying.
Finding ‘no win, no fee’ in Broadland
Ever since it first appeared in the late 90s, the Conditional Fee Arrangement – also known as ‘no win, no fee’ – has become increasingly common. These days it is perhaps the most common way in which people make personal injury claims.
The concept is very simple. If you lose a case, your law firm picks up the tab. It means you don’t have to risk your own money and that if things go wrong, you can just walk away. There is an inherently natural justice in this. After all, if your law firm has not been able to help you to win your case, then there is a good chance it is because they slipped up somewhere. Either they encouraged you to make a claim, which had little chance of success, or they were not very good in arguing your case. Either way, it’s only fair that they foot the bill.
The downside of this is that some law firms may charge more because they are working on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This effectively means that successful cases pay for those which are unsuccessful. However, this is not always the case, so it’s a good idea to check how much you pay before agreeing to work with any law firm.
Other ways of paying
There are other options available. You could decide to simply pay your legal fees in which case you’re placing a huge amount of faith in the strength of your case. You are betting that you will win and hoping for lower fees as a result. However this sometimes means you lawyer can lack incentive to work hard in your favour. Why should they if they get paid either way?
You might also take out claims insurance which covers your legal costs in the event that you lose your case. However you will still have to pay your premium whether you win or lose and insurance firms can be slippery beggars which means it’s not always possible to be certain about how things will end up.
So if you’re looking for lawyers who can offer ‘no win, no fee’ in Broadland, 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.
Date Published: 26th November 2014
Author: David Brown