Have you been injured recently in an accident that was not your fault and do you want to find out how much solicitors in Trafford Park might cost you? If so, then keep reading, because in this guide we’ll explain some of the intricacies involved in paying for your personal injury claim.
You’re on your own
First, some bad news. In terms of government support you’re pretty much on your own. They removed legal aid from the majority of personal injury cases back in the late nineties. While they still offer advice through the Citizens Advice Bureau, the amount of advice they provide is less than it used to be. So, if you’re looking for a helping hand you may wish to look elsewhere.
There are all sort of things that could incur costs when you’re making a claim. These could include fees for consultation – even if this does not lead to a claim – and there could also be success fees to the lawyer in the event of a successful case. Some firms also charge referral fees for finding the right lawyer for your case.
The level at which these fees charge varies depending on the law firm you choose. Many will charge quite high costs which can come as a nasty surprise if you’ve not done your due diligence before deciding which solicitors in Trafford Park will be the best for your situation.
In general, these costs may well be charged as a percentage of your compensation fee. This should not be any more than 30% of your final settlement offer which means that the pain of the legal fees is somewhat diminished. Because it comes out of your compensation sum, there can be a temptation to ignore it altogether and not to think about how much it has cost. However, that would be a mistake as some firms charge quite high costs and get away with it because nobody really looks carefully enough.
That’s why it’s always important to choose a firm who is honest and upfront about how much you’re charged and to get a good idea of precisely what costs are levied at what stage.
Finding solicitors in Trafford Park
To help people meet the costs of these claims, many firms such as Accident Advice Helpline come up with alternative arrangements. Some suggest taking out claims insurance which covers you in the event that you lose your case while others will offer something called no win, no fee*. This is a very simple arrangement which means that if you lose your case your law firm will waive their fees.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of those firms that offers no win, no fee* as standard. To find out more about how we do it and to find solicitors in Trafford Park, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown