No win no fee car accident
No Win No Fee
No win no fee car accident claims
If you have been injured as a driver, or passenger in a vehicle, or as a pedestrian who has been struck by a car, van, taxi, etc. and you think the accident was not your fault, we can help you make a no win no fee car accident claim.
- Chapter 1. No win no fee explained
- Chapter 2. No win no fee car accident claims – will I need to pay any upfront fees?
- Chapter 3. Instruct a specialist solicitor – get more compensation
- Chapter 4. What if I may have been partly to blame for a car accident?
- Chapter 5. Passenger car accident claims
- Chapter 6. Will it affect my insurance premium if I make a claim?
- Chapter 7. How far back can I claim?
- Chapter 8. Our commitment to you
- Chapter 9. Make a no win no fee car accident claim today
What is no win no fee?
The term “no win no fee” - refers to an essential principle - that your solicitor will not charge you anything for their services if you do not win your car accident claim. The full terms of your no win no fee agreement will be set out in a formal agreement between you and your solicitor. The legal term is a Conditional Fee Agreement - such agreements between solicitors and their clients were first used in 1995 as a substitute for Legal Aid in some car accident compensation claims. No win no fee agreements continue to be the most typical method of pursuing a car accident compensation claim.
The law, as of 1 st April 2013, with regard to no win no fee car accident claims agreements, only allows claimant solicitors to recover most, but not all, of their fees from the other party’s insurance company. Solicitors are permitted to recover up to 25% of their client’s personal injury compensation as a contribution to their costs. In light of the above, solicitors in England and Wales will usually seek a contribution to their fees from their clients, by way of a deduction from any compensation paid by the other party's insurance company at the end of a successful claim. Your solicitor will discuss with you what percentage of your compensation they will charge (remember it can only be a maximum of 25% of your injury compensation) - to be payable out of your damages - when you speak by telephone at the start of your no win no fee car crash claim.
No win no fee car accident claims – will I need to pay any upfront fees?
No. We appreciate that the thought of incurring the expense of legal fees may deter some people from making a claim for car accident injury compensation. A recent survey conducted on behalf of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) in 2012, revealed that 40% of the 4,000 UK adults who responded, did not make a car accident claim after sustaining an injury in a road accident. However, we understand the needs of innocent injury victims, so at Mycaraccidents, we never ask for any upfront fees. Our service is totally free of charge. Our role is to provide an ethical, trustworthy service for people who have been injured as a result of a car accident through no fault of their own. If you are unsure if you can make a no win no fee car crash claim, we will provide a free assessment of your case. Our advice is always honest, and after 18 years dealing with car accident claims, you can feel assured that we consider your best interests to be of paramount importance.
Instruct a specialist solicitor – get more compensation
With your approval we will recommend one of our network of specialist no win no fee car accident claims solicitors, with a view to their acting on your behalf. According to APIL, there is some robust evidence to show that people who are represented by a specialist personal injury solicitor when making a compensation claim after being injured in a non-fault accident, receive substantially more damages than those people without the equivalent legal representation.
You may receive an offer to settle your injury claim from the other party’s insurance company shortly after the accident, or those insurers may try to hold you partly to blame for the accident. Only with the help of an experienced no win no fee car crash solicitor will you be able to deal with the above, so that the best result is achieved for you - not for the other driver’s insurers.
It is important to seek specialist advice and representation, so that the legal work carried out on your behalf is irreproachable in terms of expertise and professionalism. Your solicitor must provide a service which is right for you, which means that you must be happy with their approach to your case and how they speak to you.
We all know how intimidating it can be when people use complex jargon that we don’t understand. Unfortunately, this can be the case with some lawyers, but our network of no win no fee car accident claims solicitors will always deal with your case on a personal level, and
speak with you in an understanding manner. Your agreement with them to act on your behalf must be on the right terms for you, so that you are happy with how your claim will be managed from the moment that they start work on your case.
What if I may have been partly to blame for a car accident?
Don't be worried if you think that you were to blame in some way for a road accident. One of our team will give you an honest assessment of your case, based on the circumstances of your car accident, and the availability of supporting evidence. The important issue here is the fact that, even if you are considered to be 99% responsible for a car accident, you are entitled to make a no win no fee car crash compensation claim. Your compensation will be reduced in accordance with your apportionment of liability. There are some accident circumstances which are complicated, and without experienced legal representation your car accident claim could take much longer to resolve, you could receive less compensation than you should otherwise have received, or your case may even fail.
Passenger car accident claims
If you were injured as a result of the negligent driving of another road user, e.g. car driver, taxi driver, van driver, etc. - the law allows an innocent passenger the right to claim compensation for all reasonably foreseeable losses caused by an accident, which include personal injury and all other financial losses.
You can make a no win no fee car accident claim if you were a passenger in any vehicle that was involved in an accident. If an accident was caused by the negligence of the driver of a vehicle in which you were an occupant at the relevant time, your claim will be made against that driver’s insurance company. The rule of thumb in all car crash claims is that any personal injury claim for compensation must be directed against the negligent party.
If you know the driver who was at fault for the accident, you may wish discuss with them how your car crash compensation may affect their insurance premium. Unless they have a no claims protection in place at the time of the accident their vehicle insurance premium will go up in price because a claim will have been made against their policy.
If I make a car accident claim will it affect my insurance premium?
There is no need to worry about an increase in your vehicle insurance premium if you make a claim for no win no fee car crash compensation. Your claim will be made against the driver who was responsible for the accident. It is their insurance company that will pay your compensation, not yours, so it is only the negligent driver’s premium that is affected.
How far back can I claim?
We have made the process of claiming compensation after a car accident simple and straightforward. If you have been involved in a car accident in the last 3 years, and you were injured as a result of the negligence of another driver, you can make a no win no fee car accident claim. If you were involved in a car accident while under the age of 18, you must make your car accident compensation claim before your 21 st birthday.
When you speak with one of our legally trained advisers we will advise if you can make a successful no win no fee car accident claim.
Our commitment to help you
We have been dealing with car accident injury compensation claims for over 18 years. Our experience allows us to provide a specialist no win no fee service, geared to the needs of people seeking to claim compensation after being involved in a car accident. We understand the needs and expectations of all innocent car crash victims. We realize that your main priority after an accident is to move on after such a distressing experience, and that part of making this possible is to obtain compensation for your personal injury in the shortest time possible, and with the least fuss. We can achieve all of this for you, without the need to pay any money for our service.
Make a no win no fee car crash claim today
If you wish to make a no win no fee car accident claim, contact us today, and one of our team will speak with you, in order to gather all the relevant information, so that we can advise you accordingly. Our service is free, so you have nothing to lose. You will have the advantage of being represented by a leading no win no fee car accident claim solicitor. They will ensure that you receive the maximum compensation allowed for your injuries, plus loss of earnings, physiotherapy charges, etc.
We will be happy to call you, if you request a call-back. Should you wish to call us one of our advisers will discuss your claim with you, or even call you back, should you wish us to do so. You may want to complete one of our online claim forms or chat with one of our team about your claim for car accident injury compensation via our live online-chat service. Whatever method of communication you prefer, we are available to start your claim today - at no charge to you.