It is a sad reality that people meet accidents. The physical toll of an accident-related injury can vary from slight inconvenience to, at the very worst, debilitating injuries that could affect not only a person's ability to earn money but also his quality of life. The stress that results from the accompanying problems that crop up after an accident can also have a major negative effect on the victim. For every kind of accident, the party or parties responsible for the commission of the accident should face up to their liabilities.But the sad fact is, most people who meet accidents do not usually pursue any legal actions against the guilty party or parties, for the simple reason that legal fees can be very expensive. Already faced with the expenses for medical care and medicines and sometimes even rehabilitation, and the ability to earn a living already compromised, most accident victims just grin and bear it and opt not to file any charges or legal complaints.
This is a reality that most accident victims have to contend with.But accidents victims should always remember that they have the legal right to compensation for the injuries they have suffered from accidents, especially if there is a clear fault of negligence from certain individuals or entities. But far from the compensation that they will get for the injuries and lost revenue that they have suffered there is also a more important reason for filing legal charges for accidents.
It is their responsibility as a citizen to have these incidents reported and, if possible, prosecuted so that the accident will not happen to other people. These parties who have caused the accident or have, through their negligence, precipitated certain factors to cause it should be made culpable for their actions.Fortunately, there is one way for victims to file the necessary legal charges for the injuries that they received from accidents without necessarily worrying about the costs.
In some cases you can use a system where you only need to pay the legal fees if you win the case. This is called a conditional-fee agreement, or a "no win, no fee" agreement.A "no win, no fee" agreement can help pay solicitor costs, unless the case involves family dispute or a matter of a criminal nature.
Under this agreement, the victim's solicitor will take on the case but he understands that if the case loses then he will not get paid. It should be made clear though that there are other costs involved that are not covered by the agreement. For example, even with a lost case, the complainant will still pay the opponent's legal costs and the disbursements of the complainant and the defendant. But an insurance can be taken to cover the aforementioned payment if ever the case is lost.
This can be arranged by the solicitor. If the complainant wins the case, he will pay the solicitor along with his disbursements. A solicitor may also charge a "success fee" as a means of compensating the solicitor for taking the risk of not being paid if the case is lost.Truly, with a "no win, no fee" agreement, the dispensation of justice for the victims of accidents does not have to stop because of limited funds..Mark is the webmaster for Accident claim a legal information site.
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By: Clare Lawrence