Personal injury law is one of those things that people always seem to have an opinion about. However there is a huge amount of confusion over exactly what the law does and does not say. Therefore if you’re looking for Wealden ‘no win, no fee’ claims it is important to check your preconceptions against the reality.
Wealden ‘no win, no fee’ claims
Many people assume that if you make ‘no win, no fee’ claims you will not have to pay anything. That’s because until recently that was the case. Law firms could offer ‘no win, no fee’ and then claim their success fees against the other side. That meant you would never have to pay anything for making a claim no matter what happened.
It was a fair way of doing things. Compensation is worked out based on how bad the injury is and how much it has cost you. As such, if you’re paying fees out of your compensation claim then you’re inevitably being under compensated as a result. Naturally, that is something you’ll want to avoid.
Is it too easy to make a claim
Many people believe that if you are in an accident in Wealden ‘no win, no fee’ claims make it too easy to go to court. In other words, if there is no risk you will be tempted to have a go with a case which may not have the most solid grounding in law. However, that’s not the case. Because your law firm takes on the risk of making a claim, they will be more likely to be cautious about which cases they take on. There is no point in making a claim for an accident when you don’t think it will be successful as you’ll only be blasting a hole in your own finances. As such you can trust ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers a little more than others.
The facts also bear this up. According to a YouGov poll back in 2012, as many as 80% of the people who could make personal injury claims do not even look into their rights. This is because they labour under the mistaken belief that their case is not very strong. Therefore, the most important thing to remember is that no matter what happens, you should always exercise your rights.
Whenever you’re in an accident, you should always take time to speak to an expert. You can do this by calling our helpline. It’s free and there is no obligation to continue using our services afterwards. You can walk away at any time which means you’re always in control.
So if you’re looking for Wealden ‘no win, no fee’ claims, give us a call to see how we can help. We can be contacted on 0800 689 0500 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