Money can’t buy you happiness, so they say, but the real truth is that it’s pretty darn important, especially if you’ve been injured in an accident. If this happens you may find yourself presented with a number of challenges, and the entire process of making a claim can become alarmingly challenging. For this reason we’ve put together this guide to finding no win no fee solicitors in Spelthorne.
About No Win No Fee
When the government removed legal aid in the year 1998 they did so on the provision that law firms could offer another approach based around no win no fee.
As the name suggests this gives people what seems to amount to a shot to nothing. Make a claim, and if you are unsuccessful then it doesn’t matter; you will not have to pay a single penny. It sounds too good to be true and in some cases it is.
The Downside of No Win No Fee
The unfortunate thing about no win no fee is that it can hide some high fees. In return for accepting no win no fee, the government increased the amount firms could charge which many took full advantage of.
This was effectively finding a way to make the fees of successful cases pay for the lost money incurred with those which were not successful. Because any reputable firm will have a high success rate, this means that they suddenly began to do rather well. In fact partly as a result of these changes, personal injury claims became an extremely lucrative option for many law firms which not only attracted some less than honourable operators, but also ensured that the government felt obliged to take action to limit the amount lawyers could earn. The ability to claim success fees from the other side was scrapped which makes it more likely that they will further increase the amount they charge from their own clients.
Finding No Win No Fee Solicitors in Spelthorne
So, when you go looking for no win no fee solicitors in Spelthorne, it is always important that you first of all make sure you know how much you’ll have to pay and at what time. Only then will you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
In general a firm should not charge more than 25% of any compensation claim. This means that in theory no claim should be outstripped in value by the amount of legal fees paid out to the law firm. However there are all sorts of other hidden fees some firms might attempt to levy so you must make sure that you know how much you’ll pay and when.
So, to find no win no fee lawyers in Spelthorne, start by calling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.