When you’ve been hurt in an accident, the taste of justice can be the sweetest thing there is – unfortunately given how much lawyers can charge it has the potential to become extremely expensive, which is why if you live in Southwark ‘no win, no fee*’ are normally the best way to go. This article will look at your options if you decide to make a claim.
The traditional approach
If you have the money for it you may decide that you want to claim fees in the traditional way – i.e you pay them for their services no matter what happens. The attraction is that the lawyers may reduce their fees because they know they are going to get paid no matter what happens. However, it also removes some of the incentive, so you may not get the full amount of compensation to which you’re entitled. If they’re unscrupulous they are also incentivised to push the claim further and longer as they will keep being paid.
Southwark ‘no win, no fee*’ claims
That approach is very rare because the majority of people cannot afford to pay these legal fees unless they win their case, and even those who can afford to pay are unlikely to take this risk if they do not want to. The idea of ‘no win, no fee*’ is exactly what it sounds like. If you have been hurt in an accident at any the last three years you can make a claim and not worry about what happens if you lose. Your lawyers will take all the risks on your behalf. In other words, this is a much safer and more affordable way to claim the compensation to which you should be entitled.
Another option is claims insurance which should protect you in the event that you are unsuccessful with your case. However there are premiums to pay and these are not recoverable from other side. Insurance companies are also past masters at getting out of claims they should be paying, so you’ll also need to keep a close eye on the small print before you agree to anything.
Although legal aid is a thing of the past for most personal injury claims there is some government help still available in a small minority of serious cases involving children under the age of 18.
How we help
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have always been committed to making certain that no matter what happens everyone has all the tools they could possibly want at their disposal to help them make a successful personal injury claim. Calling us is free and carries no obligation.
So if you’re looking for Southwark ‘no win, no fee*’, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 31st October 2014
Author: David Brown