Accidents happen every day and you can’t do anything about yourself. For example, you are in a traffic jam and someone sees it too late and drives behind you. Or at work things go completely wrong resulting in an industrial accident. All these accidents cause injury, and you suffer damage as a result.
Free legal assistance in case of personal injury
The question now is who can help you with the recovery of personal injury claims. There are lawyers who specialize in this. But a personal injury lawyer is expensive. In some countries, however, you can hire a personal injury specialist for free. This system is available in the Netherlands, among others. If you are hit by a car there in Groningen, you are entitled to free legal assistance from a personal injury lawyer in Groningen. (Dutch: letselschade advocaat Groningen) And if you have an industrial accident in Den Bosch, you can go to a personal injury lawyer in Den Bosch (Dutch: letselschade advocaat Den Bosch) for your personal injury claim, who will claim your personal injury free of charge.
This system does not exist worldwide. In fact, only in a few countries you can use the services of a personal injury lawyer free of charge. In most countries you have to pay the lawyer yourself. However, several systems have been devised so that the costs of a personal injury expert do not remain with the injury victim and you can still engage a personal injury lawyer.
The system of no cure no pay
Many countries have the system of no cure no pay. This means that a personal injury lawyer will work for you for free if you lose your personal injury case. Will you win your lawsuit? Then you transfer part of the compensation to the lawyer who recovered the compensation for you. This is also called a fee.
The advantage of no win no pay for personal injury is that you only pay if you actually receive compensation. If this is not possible for whatever reason, you will not receive a high bill from the personal injury lawyer. This lowers the threshold for a victim of an accident to file a lawsuit.
There is also a major disadvantage to the system of no cure no pay in the case of personal injury. Because part of the compensation you pay to the lawyer. This actually means that you will not be reimbursed for all your personal injury claims, but only a part! For example, if a personal injury lawyer asks for compensation of 25% of the personal injury compensation, in principle only 75% of the personal injury compensation will be paid. As a personal injury victim, you will be left with a large part of the damage!
The disadvantage of free legal assistance in case of personal injury
With the system of free legal assistance, you therefore always keep your compensation in full. That’s a big advantage. But there is also a disadvantage to the system of free legal aid. The costs of legal assistance are part of the compensation itself and these costs are reimbursed in the Netherlands, for example, by the personal injury insurance of the liable party.
The system of free legal aid, in which the costs are paid by the insurer of the liable party, means that there are all kinds of malicious personal injury agencies that offer free legal assistance in the event of personal injury. However, these people do not know what you are entitled to as a victim of injury. The result is that compensation payments are too low. As a victim of injury, you will not receive full compensation for your injury!