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What Are “No Win No Fee” Motorbike Crash Claims?

“No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash claims have been promoted in recent years as a means of claiming compensation when you have been injured in a motorbike crash for which you were not to blame. Inasmuch as there are sound reasons for taking advantage of “Conditional Fee Agreements” — in which your solicitor waives his or her legal fees if they fail to win your “No Win, No Fee” claim for motorbike crash compensation - many people are unaware of the full implications of making a “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash compensation claim and what it might cost them — win or lose.

“No Win, No Fee” Motorbike Crash Claims When You Win

Should your “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash claim be successful, your solicitor will recover their legal fees from the defendant´s insurance company, along with any costs for disbursements he or she has incurred in the preparation of your claim and their “Success Fee”. Solicitors are allowed to add a success fee to the legal costs associated with your “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash claim as a premium for taking your case without any surety of payment; and, in theory, you should still receive your full settlement of motorbike crash injury compensation.

However, should the total of your solicitor´s legal fees, disbursements and success fee be judged to be excessive in relation to the amount of motorbike crash compensation you are awarded, you may be liable for any deficit and this will be deducted from your compensation settlement. Other scenarios when you may not receive 100 percent of your motorbike crash compensation award include when you have been receiving State benefits for loss of income or the provision of care while your claim is being prepared or if you previously turned down an offer of settlement which was of greater value than awarded by a court.

“No Win, No Fee” Motorbike Crash Claims When You Lose

Should you lose your ”No Win No Fee” claim for motorbike crash compensation, although your solicitor´s legal fees will be waived, you may have to cover the cost of their disbursements and will be liable for the defendant´s legal costs. This could be very costly if your claim has been complicated or involved court action and, because of the possible exposure to a significant financial liability, “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash claims solicitors recommend that you protect yourself from this potential situation by taking out an insurance policy.

Almost 60 percent of the UK population have legal expenses insurance included in household contents or car and motorbike insurance policies, or as a benefit included with certain credit cards or membership of selected motoring organisations. However, conditions — such as a limit on how much legal expenses you can claim on these policies - are normally imposed by the insurance companies providing this “Before the Event” insurance policy, and it is recommended that you take out an “After the Event” insurance policy before proceeding with a motorbike crash “No Win, No Fee” claim for compensation.

“No Win, No Fee” Motorbike Crash Claims and After the Event Insurance

After the Event insurance is essential when making “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash compensation claims, as it provides peace of mind - win or lose — that you will not be exposed to a financial liability. The cost of an After the Event insurance policy can often be deferred until the outcome of your claim is known, at which point — should you win your “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash claim — the premium for the policy is added onto the defendant´s legal costs; while if you lose your “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash claim, the cost of the insurance policy is paid by the policy itself.

After the Event insurance can also cover any shortfall between your solicitor´s total legal fees and those which is are considered to be acceptable by a judge; however terms and conditions also apply to this type of insurance which may see you forgo the benefits of the policy if you refuse to settle out of court when advised to by your solicitor, or you change solicitors during your “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash compensation claim and your original solicitor demands a success fee on top of his standard legal fees. It is unlikely that you will be accepted for After the Event insurance if your solicitor declines to take your case on a “No Win, No Fee” agreement.

“No Win, No Fee” Motorbike Crash Claims Solicitors

“No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash claims solicitors have the final decision on whether they will take your case on a conditional fee agreement and, as a rule, if your claim for motorbike crash compensation is 75 percent or more likely to be successful you will usually be offered “No Win, No Fee” legal representation. However, pursuing a claim for motorbike crash compensation under a “No Win, No Fee” agreement is no guarantee of success; in the same way as if a solicitor declines to represent you in your motorbike crash “No Win, No Fee” claim for compensation it is not an indication that you have a weak motorbike crash claim.

Each motorbike crash claim is accepted or declined on its own merits after a thorough assessment of your accident and injury has been made. Factors such as the cost of preparing a “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash claim, or whether alternative funding solutions would be more appropriate in your specific circumstances, will be taken into account along with the potential value of your “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash compensation settlement. The decision regarding your motorbike crash “No Win, No Fee” claim for compensation might also be influenced by proposed changes to the way in which “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash compensation claims are handled.

Forthcoming Changes to “No Win, No Fee” Motorbike Crash Claims

“No Win, No Fee” claims for motorbike crash compensation were originally offered by solicitors in 1995 after the Government announced it was withdrawing access to Legal Aid for many types of personal injury claim. The Government has new plans to restrict access to Legal Aid further in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill 2012 and also intends to introduce changes to the way in which “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash compensation claims are handled. Consequently, if you have sustained an injury in a motorbike crash for which you were not to blame, and would like accurate and up-to-date advice about making a “No Win, No Fee” claim for motorbike crash compensation, you are advised to seek professional legal advice as soon as possible.

Free Advice for “No Win, No Fee” Motorbike Crash Claims

Our Motorbike Crash Claims Service offers free, impartial legal advice without obligation to anybody who has sustained an injury in a motorbike crash for which they were not to blame. By calling or completing one of the call-back request forms on this page, you will be able to discuss the circumstances of your motorbike crash with an experienced “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash claims solicitor who will answer any questions you may have about making “No Win, No Fee” claims for motorbike crash compensation.

Our lines are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and any personal information disclosed by you to our solicitors is completely confidential. Whether you would like to establish if you have a claim for motorbike crash compensation which is worth your while to pursue, require an indication of how much motorbike crash compensation you may be entitled to receive or need to know what procedures should be followed to qualify for “No Win, No Fee” motorbike crash compensation claims, call MotorbikeCrash.co.uk today.

This page is about personal injury claims in the UK. Please visit here for information about claims in Ireland.


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