When you’ve been in an accident in Renfrewshire ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury claims can be the best and safest way to make a claim. However, confusion still exists about exactly how you should go about making a claim and, above all, how much the whole enterprise is going to cost.
Renfrewshire ‘no win, no fee’ claims
Until recently, there was a simple answer to this question. If you lived in Renfrewshire, ‘no win, no fee’ claims could cost absolutely nothing – even if you won. That’s because lawyers were permitted to claim their success fees back from the other side which in turn meant that you wouldn’t have to pay no matter what happened with your case. It was an extremely comfortable position for people to be in and it ensured that no matter what happened you’d never find yourself struggling financially as a result of a claim.
These days it’s changed a little. Concerns that insurance premiums might rise as a result of this system led the government to stop lawyers claiming success fees when they won their case. As a result they would have to go back to their clients for the money which meant that at some point in the process you were going to have to pay if you won. It also now means there is some confusion over what you pay, to whom and when.
What you pay
If you win your case, the majority of your legal fees will be recoverable from the other side. These include things such as court fees. However, what you can’t recover are success fees and any premiums you’ve paid for claims insurance. This is the stuff that you buy so that you can offset the risks of making a personal injury claim. If you lose your case, you won’t be left high and dry. It does, however, mean that premiums have to be paid no matter what happens with your case.
However, it’s not all bad news. The amount you can claim from an accident has risen to compensate for the fact that you’ll have to pay those pesky success fees. This means things should more or less even out in the long run.
Finding a lawyer
But while many people focus exclusively on what you will have to pay it’s also a good idea to make sure you get the right people for your particular situation. This can be easier said than done. There are many different lawyers and not all of them are suited to every situation. For this reason it’s a good idea to make certain that they match up with the type of claim you’re looking for.
So if you’re looking for Renfrewshire ‘no win, no fee’ claims, 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: 18th November 2014
Author: David Brown