Personal injury law firms are ubiquitous on the TV elsewhere – so much so that we all feel like mini experts on the process. However, there is a huge amount of confusion particularly when it comes to working out how much you’ll have to pay. Given the amount of changes that have hit personal injury claims over the years that is hardly surprising so if you’re looking for Tonbridge and Malling ‘no win, no fee*’ claims here’s a run down of what you will pay and when.
Tonbridge and Malling ‘no win, no fee*’ claims
The majority of claims these days are made on the basis of no win no fee*. This means that if you make a claim which is unsuccessful you will not have to pay a single penny. Your law firm will take care of everything for you, ensuring that no matter what happens you will not have to put your own financial future on the line. It’s a good way of reducing the risk you take, but what you can’t be certain of is how much it will cost if you do win a case.
What you will not pay
There are some things which you will not have to pay. These include court fees and the majority of your law firm’s basic legal fees. All these are things which can be recovered from the other side if you win the case.
What you will pay
However, if your solicitor does win they are entitled to a success fee. This used to be something which they claimed from the other side. However, after some ferocious lobbying from the insurance industry the government removed this in 2013. This meant that claimants would have to pay their own success fees which naturally impacts on the amount of compensation you will receive.
However, to make up for this the government has increased the amount that can be claimed in compensation so in theory it will all even out in the end.
How to pay
There are other ways to pay aside from no win no fee*. Cases involving children may entitle you to legal aid if the injuries are serious. Equally, you may also decide to take out claims insurance. This does much the same job as ‘no win, no fee*’ with your insurance company picking up the tab if you lose your case. However, you will have to pay a premium and this cannot be recovered from the other side.
So if you live in Tonbridge and Malling, ‘no win, no fee*’ are the most popular and certainly most simple way of claiming compensation. However, what you really need to be taking note of is whether or not your lawyer is up to the task.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we ensure you have the best legal team possible, so if you’re looking for Tonbridge and Malling ‘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.