The Pros And Cons Of A No Win No Fee Case
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There are several areas of law in which a client is eligible for no win no fee solicitors Preston. It is not only a case of injury that is fought this way, but also probate cases. Because lawyers will not be paid for cases that they lose they will want to see evidence that your case has real merit and that they feel that it is likely to succeed.
This way of starting an action is also beneficial to the client if they have no financial means to bring a case. You will be paying your solicitor more at the end and it will come out of your compensation money. They will want a percentage of it which is determined beforehand. Solicitors’ costs are not paid by the other side in these circumstances.
In order for your claim to be successful you need to be utterly frank with your chosen lawyer and much evidence has to be collected. This would be proof of treatment by a hospital, medical evidence, police reports and eye witness accounts.
The sooner you start an action the more reliable the evidence is as memories fade over time.
If you want to proceed on a contingency plan your solicitor will tell you from the outset the likely outcome of your action. They will not take you on if your evidence is on shaky ground and it is just as well to be told at the beginning rather than running up high costs in the court.
You need to understand that percentage fees can be very high, but they have now been limited by law. However that is still a quarter of your compensation pay-out and it may be a good idea for you to establish how much your solicitor is likely to take before you instruct him.
If you should have a look on line you may be able to compare prices for this type of action, but you must also be mindful of the expertise of the lawyer.