Times have been tough economically in the last few years and for people who are looking to make personal injury claims, the challenges have been particularly severe. You can be forgiven for wondering exactly what’s required of you when it comes to paying. However, as this article will show you it needn’t be such a worry because if you live in West Dunbartonshire no win no fee* claims can be just a phone call away. Here’s how it all works.
West Dunbartonshire no win no fee* claims
The problem facing claimants over the past few years has been largely down to one thing – uncertainty. The rules have changed so often that it’s hard to keep track, but let’s give it a go anyway.
1. Legal aid
As the 20th century drew to a close the government decided the time had come to kick legal aid to the curb – at least in relation to personal injury claims. However this meant they needed something to replace it with as most people would not be able to afford the cost of making a claim without a little help.
2. No win no fee*
To do this they brought in the idea of no win no fee*. Lawyers could take on the risks of making a claim and waive their fees if they didn’t win. To offset this they allowed lawyers to increase the amount the charged so that people who won a case would pay for the people who didn’t.
3. Success fees
This still left a problem. Compensation is worked out on the basis of how much damage is done to any individual physically, mentally and financially. Because legal fees would come out of their compensation claim this would mean they were in effect being sold short. Therefore they decided that lawyers could claim all their fees including their success fees from the other side. This left customers able to collect all the compensation.
4. A final change
This was bad news for insurance companies as it increased the amount they would have to pay. They therefore sounded warnings about increased premiums and lobbied for the law to change. They were successful and in 2013 the government forbade lawyers from claiming their success fees which means they had to go back to the other side.
Making a claim
Because of these changes it’s always important to understand how much you’ll have to pay for any personal injury services and at what time. This is why our team at Accident Advice Helpline always works to make sure that whatever happens you have everything you need to make a successful claim. And if it doesn’t work, then you won’t have to pay.
So if you’re looking for West Dunbartonshire 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.