How do I know if I have been overcharged for a success fee in a Road Traffic Accident case?
Here are the 10 signs that you should look out for - if you tick one or more of these you may have been overcharged and may be entitled to a refund
- You've had a Road Traffic Accident case which began after 1st April 2013
- You entered into a "no win, no fee agreement"
- You were told at the outset that you would have 25% (or any precise % figure) deducted from your compensation in respect of legal fees
- You did have precisely 25% (or any precise % figure) deducted from your compensation for legal fees
- You didn't receive a properly detailed bill for all of the costs at the time the case concluded [that is a bill showing what had been deducted from your compensation and the amounts that the solicitors had received from the other side – it would be rare to have received one of these so, if you are unsure, you can reasonably assume that you did not, and we can check]
- You instructed your
solicitors following a cold call from an accident company or claims management
- Your solicitors were
recommended by an accident company, or you were referred to them by an accident
- You paid an "After the Event" insurance premium or
an amount for an insurance premium was deducted from your damages
- You went through one of the "helpline" type adverts or websites rather than going direct to a
- You instructed a firm of
solicitors against whom a win is recorded on our website
If you tick any of the above you can start your claim online here and we will investigate whether or not you have a claim on a full "no win, no fee" basis.