Welcome to Accident Advice Helpline. Here we’ll give you all the information you need if you’re looking to make Sutton Coldfield ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury claims. In particular we’ll show you the different options you will have when it comes to paying for your legal claims.
Ways of paying
Legal aid was removed from the vast majority of personal injury claims back in the year 2000. The only cases exempt from this are brain injuries to children under the age of 18 which still gets this financial support. Otherwise, you’ll need to find ways of funding this yourself.
You may be able to take out an insurance policy which protects you in the event that you lose a case. The idea here is that if you lose, the policy will pay all your costs. However, there will be a premium to pay which is not recoverable from the other side and an insurance firm may have a maximum payout which means if the case goes on for longer than you expect you could find yourself having to pay at least some of your claim. Always check the small print to see what you’re covered for and if the policy meets your needs.
Sutton Coldfield ‘no win, no fee’ claims
At Accident Advice Helpline, we general prefer to work on the basis of ‘no win, no fee’. This means that if you do not win your case you will not have to pay a single penny. Think of it as a kind of insurance, but without the premium.
What you will pay
However, although Sutton Coldfield ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers can provide protection if you lose there will be something to pay if you are successful with your case. How much will depend on your lawyer.
Most basic fees can be recovered from the other side and until recently so too were success fees which are charged by lawyers if they win a case. This meant that you paid nothing even if you did win. However, that is no longer the case. Success fees cannot be claimed back from the other side these days which means they will have to come out of your own pocket.
This could mean that you are left under compensated after an accident. However, the amount you can claim has also gone up which should hopefully make up for any shortfall.
Finding the right lawyer
As important as choosing the way in which you pay is finding the right lawyers. These will give you the best possible chance of winning any case that you bring.
So if you’re looking for Sutton Coldfield ‘no win, no fee’ claims, give us 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