If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you might be due compensation as part of a personal injury claim. To make a claim, you should first contact a personal accident helpline and find out of you are legally entitled to do so. There are a number of solicitors who deal with accidents, so finding the right one for you is not always easy. Many operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, so how do you know which one to choose?
Ask what your no-win, no-fee solicitor can do for you
When you speak to a personal accident helpline about hiring a no-win, no-fee solicitor, you want to be sure that they have the legal background to help you when your case goes to court. No-win, no-fee solicitors work on the agreement that they will only be paid when they win the case. This means that if they do not win the case, they will not get paid for their services. This seems a great idea, but you also need to make sure that the solicitor you choose is right for you and is used to handling the type of claim you are submitting.
How does a no-win, no-fee arrangement work?
When you contract a personal accident law firm, you expect the solicitors they offer to be able to do their job to a high standard. You want them to win, but if you pay them an upfront fee for their services then you may not be guaranteed to win. This is why there are many solicitors who are now offering their clients no-win, no-fee agreements, in order to gain confidence in their ability to win trials.
Will this be the best thing for you?
If you are facing a legal fight in the courts, you do not want to have to pay a solicitor and then not win a trial. This would be like throwing money away, so employing a no-win, no-fee solicitor makes financial sense. They will take your case and help you for no fee until the trial has ended and you have won. You will be able to have the benefit of an experienced legal professional to represent you, and you will not have to pay any of the fees before your case has been closed. The best services like this are the ones that do have a reputation of winning, but do not have a lot of people in the middle to get work done.
If you are unsure about what this all means, or are even unsure about making a claim at all, call us here at Accident Advice Helpline today. We are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will offer no-obligation advice based on over 15 years’ experience. Call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 7th March 2014
Author: David Brown