The theme of the modern world seems to be cuts. Since the crash of 2008 it seems we can’t afford much these days and with the government slicing back on legal aid it often seems as if it’s always the least able to pay who have to suffer. So, to help you out, we’ve come up with this guide designed to help anyone living around Stratford to pay their way. It will look at the options available in your region and tell you if finding a no win no fee lawyer in Stratford-on-Avon is indeed the way to go.
Ways to Pay
The government removed legal aid from the vast majority of personal injury claims in 1998 – a law which came into effect in 2000 (the same year Accident Advice Helpline came into being) Their intention was to save money and make the process simpler as well as prevent some people from sliding ever further into debt, but with no legal aid available, people faced a serious problem when making a claim.
If they didn’t win their case and had to pay their bill how could they safeguard their financial future. And assuming they did not have bottomless pockets, how could they make sure that they were not left out in the cold?
To address this the government permitted no win no fee – in return for allowing a small increase in the amount the law firms were allowed to charge. It was a trade off – you were paying more for the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you will not have to pay through the nose if you make a claim which turns out to be unsuccessful.
About No Win No Fee
With no win no fee the deal should be simple – if you don’t win you don’t pay, but if you do then your law firm will probably charge a percentage of your compensation settlement which should be no more than 25% of your original compensation bill. Whatever happens, though, you’ll need to make sure you understand what you pay and how much in the event of a successful claim.
There are also other ways to pay such as claims expense insurance. This pays your bills if it turns out that you are unsuccessful with your claim. But what about any get out clauses in the paperwork?
Finding No Win No Fee Lawyers in Stratford-on-Avon
At Accident Advice Helpline we believe no win no fee represents the simplest and best option for anyone making a claim which is why it has always been at the centre of our work for so long. However if you focus exclusively on no win no fee then you run the risk of losing out by getting a law firm which is not suited to your case, so it’s always worth finding no win no fee lawyers in Stratford-on-Avon who are a match for your situation.
So, to find no win no fee lawyers in Stratford-on-Avon why not give us a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 7th August 2014
Author: David Brown