When you’re injured in an accident it can be difficult to work out how you’re going to pay for the legal fees involved. That’s why, when you’re in an accident in Wandsworth, no win no fee personal injury claims are the best way to go. This article will tell you more about the kind of things you should be considering.
Wandsworth no win no fee claims
One of the key worries for anyone who is considering making a personal injury claim is the question of ‘how are you going to pay for any claim you make?’ Lawyers don’t come cheap and while the compensation sum should cover any fees if you win your case, things can be more difficult in the event that you’re not successful.
This is why no win no fee was introduced as a way of providing a safety net for those who were only on a limited income. This meant that if they did not win they would not have to pay. It was crucial in ensuring that the legal system remained open to everyone and not just those who were in a position to pay for the fees.
Affording a claim
Of course it may come as no surprise to find out that it’s not always as simple as that. If you are involved in an accident in Wandsworth, no win no fee can obviously help you in case things go wrong with a claim. However, if you do win there will be something to pay. How much will depend on the lawyer you have chosen.
Until relatively recently the payment structure would have worked in your favour. Lawyers were allowed to claim all their fees from the other side including their success fees. This meant that no matter what happened you would have to pay absolutely nothing. However that has changed. Gone are the days when lawyers could claim success fees, which means they will have to look to their clients to cover the expenses. So if you win a case you will have to pay for something.
In general success fees can come from the compensation sum. This should be no more than 25% of the figure. Always make sure you know how much this will be before you commit to any case as some lawyers will charge more than others.
Finding the best lawyers
Finally, the most important thing to remember is to ensure that the lawyers you select are up to the job in hand. Personal injury law can be a complicated business with different types of claims having different requirements. This is why it’s always important to find out as much as possible about your lawyer’s background.
So if you’re looking for Wandsworth, no win no fee, call the expert team at Accident Advice Helppline on 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 13th November 2014
Author: David Brown