The world of personal injury law has gone through some quite severe changes over the past few years but through it all Accident Advice Helpline has been there offering a crucial lifeline to anyone who wants to find a personal injury lawyer in Bembridge who can make a claim on their behalf.
Paying for your lawyer
The big change comes in the way in which we pay for our lawyers. Back in the old days, legal aid was available for anyone who wanted to make a personal injury claim. This was fair, but expensive, so it should come as no surprise that in the end the government decided to do away with it.
That left people with an uncomfortable challenge. They had to somehow find a way of paying for their lawyer, with no guarantee that the compensation would be there in the end. And for many people the numbers simply do not add up which is why one of the most common comments we see from the people we work with is: “I felt that I had a good claim to make but wasn’t certain if I could afford the fees.”
That is a shame and it’s now even more difficult for people. Recent changes to the way lawyers are paid have seen them unable to claim their winning fees from the other side when they win their case. Instead that means they now have to go back to you in order to get payment and that further increases the pressure on you as the client.
Our beginnings at Accident Advice Helpline can be seen in part as a response against these changes. We wanted to make it easier for people who were suddenly finding it difficult to make a personal injury claim. We decided to do this by offering all the help and assistance we possibly could in the form of advice and support – all of which came free of charge.
Finding a personal injury lawyer in Bembridge
Most of all we decided to always work on the basis of no-win, no-fee. This was a very straightforward answer to the challenges of paying for your claim. It meant that if for any reason we were unable to help you win your case you would not have to pay our solicitors’ fees. It’s fairer, easier and it opens up the legal system to more people, which we think can only be a good thing.
This means that if you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bembridge, you don’t have to check your bank balance before you start. You can just press ahead without worrying about anything.
So, to find out more about making a claim and finding a personal injury lawyer in Bembridge call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th August 2017
Author: Jan Newell