If you live in Surrey, ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury claims are a good way to mitigate the risk you run when trying to claim the compensation you deserve. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our team of experts will be on hand 24 hours a day to provide all the help and assistance you need.
Surrey ‘no win, no fee’ claims
The idea of ‘no win, no fee’ is very simple. If you are not successful with your claim then you will not have to pay a single penny. This idea has been common for the last 15 or so years as legal aid was first cut back and then removed entirely from the vast majority of personal injury claims back in the year 2000. Today the majority of claims are made this way but there is considerable difference in what happens if you are successful with your claim.
Back in 2012, plans were announced to remove the ability of lawyers to claim their success fees from the other side when they won a case. This has profound implications for claimants. They would now have to pay the success fees from their own wallet and since compensation claims are worked out on the basis of how much injury and financial damage has been done, this would mean the amount compensated would be lower than they deserved.
However, not all legal fees have to be paid. Lawyers can still claim basic fees from the other side, which means you will not have to pay the majority of your costs. Some lawyers may also try to waive their success fees and live off these recovered costs. However, doing so represents a considerable financial risk and some of the firms who are doing this are finding it difficult to stay in business. This tends to affect the quality of the service they can provide as they try to save their pennies.
The level of the success fee may also vary from lawyer to lawyer so it’s important to find out how much you will pay if you do win before you agree to use any firm. The difference could in the end prove to be vital.
Making a claim
Although for anyone who has been in an accident in Surrey no win no fee represent the safest option your most important consideration should still be the quality of the lawyers who will take on your case. At Accident Advice Helpline, we always ensure that everyone who works for us is not only no win no fee, but is matched to your particular type of accident. This ensures you have the best chance of success.
So if you’re looking for Surrey ‘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: 2nd November 2014
Author: David Brown