In some areas of the law, legal aid is available to plaintiffs when they bring a case. But legal aid for personal injury claims was withdrawn in the late 1990s, meaning that claimants often had to pay expensive legal fees up front which they were unlikely to get back if they lost their cases.
This meant taking a risk that the case would be successful and also discouraged people who couldn’t afford to pay for representation from seeking the justice they deserved. This is why no win no fee for Pevensey accident cases and elsewhere arose.
No win no fee for Pevensey accident cases means that if you don’t win your case, you don’t pay a penny of your legal costs. So regardless of your financial circumstances, you can bring a claim after an accident that:
- Happened over the last three years;
- Resulted in you needing to seek medical attention for your injuries; and
- Was caused by someone else’s negligence, carelessness or criminal act.
Do I need any money to start a claim after an accident?
No. Accident Advice Helpline never asks for any money upfront to start a claim.
When you come to us, we’ll ask a few basic questions about your accident. From this, we can establish whether you have a good case and give you an honest assessment of your claim’s chances of success. We’ll also tell you how much you might be eligible to claim. It’s important to note that this is just an estimate. However, armed with this information, you can evaluate whether it is worth it to you to start a case.
If you do want to go ahead, we will introduce you to one of our specialist lawyers. With over ten years of experience at successfully handling personal injury claims and a network of solicitors with expertise in numerous accident types, we are sure to be able to find you the right legal representation. Some of the more common accident claims we deal with on a daily basis include:
- Road traffic accidents
- Cases of medical negligence
- Food poisoning
- Slips, trips and falls
- Accidents on holiday
- Sporting accidents
- Accidents at work and industrial diseases
- Injuries from faulty products
- Criminal injuries
…and many more besides.
Your lawyer will aim to negotiate a settlement for you that:
- Compensates for your injuries; and
- Repays costs you’ve had as a result of your accident. These may include loss of earnings, medical costs such as prescriptions, transport costs and money for home help and/ or childcare.
If you’re interested in making a claim after a non-fault accident, contact us today for details. We’re always available to give you free legal advice on your unique circumstances:
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile;
Text ‘claim365’ to 88010; or
Try the 30 second test on our website.
Date Published: 9th February 2014