If you’ve been injured in an accident in or around Sevenoaks, no-win, no-fee* claims can be the answer to help you get justice without risking your financial future. However, a lot depends on the questions you ask. Many law firms would like you to remain as ignorant as possible about your rights as it makes their life a whole lot easier. However at Accident Advice Helpline, we think it’s only right and proper that everyone has access to all the information we can provide about this case. As such, this article contains a list of questions which you should ask anyone who offers their services to you.
Can you offer Sevenoaks no win no fee* claims?
First of all, make sure you understand what happens with the money. Many firms offer no win no fee* these days but it’s worth making sure. You don’t want to be left with big legal bills to pay if you lose your case.
What are your success fees?
Although most firms work on the basis of no win no fee*, they will charge you if you win your case. That wasn’t always the case. Until a couple of years ago lawyers were allowed to charge their success fees to the other side which meant that as the client you would not have to pay no matter what happened. If you lost, your fee was waived, but if you won the other side would have to pay your legal costs. It was a no-lose situation, but that has been removed now so you will have to pay if you win. Like any business, law firms have different approaches in terms of how they charge for compensation with some demanding a little more than others. Always make sure you know how much this will be before you commit to anything.
Are you a law firm?
This might seem a little rude but some of the people who say they can help you make a claim might not actually be law firms. Instead they’re middle men and they don’t offer legal services but sell your data onto other firms who will help you make a claim. This means you’ll be likely to get a raw deal if you choose this option.
Have you done this before?
Personal injury clams can often be very different, which means it’s important to make sure that the firm you choose is actually set up to provide a decent service. Ask them if they have worked on your type of claim before. If not then you should choose someone who has. They’ll provide a much better chance of winning at the end of it all.
So if you’re looking for Sevenoaks no win no fee* clams, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 28th October 2014
Author: David Brown