You probably have a basic idea of what a lawyer does – it is something to do with the law! But it is much more complicated than that – there are many different types of lawyers and lawyers often specialise in one particular type of law. Therefore if we are getting a divorce then we would consult a divorce lawyer or a family lawyer. They would negotiate the financial aspects of the divorce for us and work out the custody arrangements for children. When we decide to buy or sell a house we consult a lawyer that deals with conveyancing. This involves carrying out local searches on the house that we are buying and registering our interest in the property with the Land Registry.
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your own fault then you would want to consult a personal injury lawyer and many of these are willing to work for ‘no win, no fee’ in Redhill cases. A lawyer who works for ‘no win, no fee’ in Redhill cases would not charge you any up front legal fees to handle you case – you can contact lawyers like this by calling the law firm Accident Advice Helpline on their 24/7 hotline.
Here are some details about the type of work that lawyers working for no win no fee on Redhill claims would handle.
The work of a lawyer who works for ‘no win, no fee’ in Redhill cases
Even before Accident Advice Helpline allocates you a lawyer who works for ‘no win, no fee’ on Redhill cases they will be helping you with your claim. They will be able to help you determine if your case has a good chance of being successful with a 30 second test which uses a few key pieces of information. The information is used to confirm the following:
- The accident must not have been your own fault – if it is you will not win your claim
- You must have been injured – if you have no injury you cannot claim personal injury compensation
- The injury must have happened less than three years ago
Once this has been sorted out the more serious business of the legal process can begin. The lawyer collects a lot of information about your accident so that they can prove that the accident took place and that you were actually injured during the accident. They also need to categorise the severity of your injury – the more serious injuries tend to attract the higher levels of compensation. Finally, they will need to calculate the amount of money that you have lost because you have been injured – this is termed ‘out of pocket expenses’ and will be added to the final settlement amount.
Date Published: 22nd March 2014
Author: David Brown