We know that when you’ve been hurt in an accident no amount of money or punishment is enough to compensate for the injuries you’ve sustained. However, it can be useful in helping you with your recovery and getting back on your feet. Even so the cost of going to court is enough to intimidate the hardest of people which is why it’s important to understand your options when it comes to paying for your case. In general, if you’re claiming because you’ve been hurt in public in Southampton, ‘no win, no fee’ claims are the safest, but there are other options.
If you have claims insurance then this should protect you for any losses you incur as a result of a lost claim. However, there will always be a premium to pay for this policy and this cannot be recovered from the other side if you win your case. Also there may be an excess included on your policy which means if you claim beyond a certain amount you may still have to pay, so this is not a simple ‘no win, no fee’ proposition.
Legal aid was removed from the majority of personal injury cases back in 2000, but there are some instances where it is still available. This includes cases in which children have received brain injuries.
Southampton ‘no win, no fee’ claims
The safest and most common way of making a claim is to use a no win no fee lawyer. This option may also be useful even if you have claims insurance. With this way of working you pay nothing if you lose. Until recently, you paid nothing even if you won, but government rules stated that lawyers can no longer claim their success fees back from the other side which means the chances are that you will have to pay something at some point. However you can still claim the majority of your legal costs back from the other side and claims amounts have risen to compensate you for this so it is still worth making a claim even though you may have to give up a portion of your compensation agreement.
Claiming compensation if you’ve been hurt in public in Southampton
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been committed to making sure that people could claim compensation no matter where in the country they were based or what their bank statements read. We help you build a legal team which is specifically focused on the types of claims you are looking to make. This increases you chances of a successful outcome at the end of it all.
So if you’re thinking of making a claim because you’ve been hurt in public in Southampton, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 31st October 2014
Author: David Brown