All personal injury lawyers are the same, right? Well, as this article will show, they come in all different shapes and sizes – from those who will charge eye watering fees to others who will offer no-win, no-fee in Whitecross. Here we’ll look at what factors you should consider when making your decision.
The importance of price
In 1997 the government removed legal aid from personal injury claims which meant that if you were planning on making a claim you would have to first consider whether or not you could afford it.
After all there is no guarantee of success and if you lose your case and then find yourself confronted with a legal fee, then that will be the definition of rubbing salt into the wound.
The traditional structure, whereby a lawyer represents you and you pay fees for his or her time is straightforward, but it does create some difficulties. A lawyer could, for example, choose to behave in a less than scrupulous way by encouraging you to make a claim even though he or she knows you have little chance of success. Why does it matter – your lawyer will get paid either way, so the incentive is there to encourage you to make a claim regardless of its merits.
With no-win, no-fee, that doesn’t happen. Both you and your lawyer are in the same boat. If you do not win the case – for any reason – then your lawyer does not get paid. That focuses the mind somewhat and means that the advice you receive will be more realistic and – just perhaps – the lawyer will work a little bit harder to pursue your claim now they know that their own payment rests on the outcome.
Before you make a choice though, look into the backgrounds of each lawyer. While many people imagine that all lawyers are the same the truth is normally somewhat more complicated than that. Different types of accidents are treated very slightly differently, which means you’ll want a lawyer who has specialist knowledge in your type of accident and can therefore deliver a more specialist kind of service.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have many different lawyers, each with their own area of expertise. This means that, come what may, we will have a lawyer who will be perfect for your needs.
Finding no-win, no-fee in Whitecross
At the Accident Advice Helpline we will have a top class lawyer who offers no-win, no-fee in Whitecross. So, if you’re looking for a lawyer who offers no-win, no-fee in Whitecross, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th February 2014