Also known as a ‘conditional fee agreement’, a No win No fee* agreement is used to pursue a claim without any cost to you the claimant, if unsuccessful.
After your free initial consultation, we will let you know if we feel that you have a potentially successful case and if we are able to initiate proceedings on a CFA basis. We will ensure that you understand the entire claim process, that there are no hidden or unexpected fees and that you’re dealing with qualified and experienced injury claims experts throughout your claim for compensation and aftercare. We are also able to discuss other ways to fund your claim if you wish.
If you’re happy to proceed on a conditional fee basis, we will start the relevant paperwork. At no point up until the conditional fee agreement documents are signed will you be obligated to use Cycle SOS as your no win no fee* solicitors. We will make clear all fees before you instruct us and they will be capped and clearly outlined; so even if your case takes longer than expected or goes on to court – if your case is successful then any costs payable to Cycle SOS will never be more than what you expected before you signed the conditional fee agreement.
Even if your claim is unsuccessful, there is no financial risk to you in pursuing the claim provided you have been honest and straightforward.
*If your claim is unsuccessful, we will not ask you to pay or contribute to our legal costs provided that you have followed the terms of the signed CFA. There may be scenarios set out within the CFA where you are liable to meet the charges even if you do not win. An example of this would be where you stop instructing us, making it impossible to win your case, or provide us with information that you know to be false or misleading.
Should your claim be unsuccessful, there may be costs in relation to disbursements that we have paid on your behalf throughout the claim (such as medical record fees, medical report fees and Court fees) those disbursements are separate from our legal costs and it may be possible to take out an insurance policy to cover you against these charges. We will discuss with you at the outset your options in relation to that protection and the costs associated with the same.
To speak to somebody who can explain more about No win no fee* agreements, please contact us on our 24/7 Freephone helpline 0809 100 999 5 or request a callback here.
Cycle SOS – The Cyclists’ National Helpline is made up of a highly trained team of specialist personal injury lawyers, that has recovered millions of pounds for cyclists, through cycle accident claims over the past 30 years. Our specialists will support and advise you throughout the cycle accident claims process.
From 2005, Consultant Solicitor Paul Darlington worked closely with Cycling England and the Cycling Demonstration Town project, attending conferences and courses organised by the Association of Commuter Transport including cycle route design and implementation. He has provided consultancy services to the CTC and assisted blue chip companies and organisations in the public sector to implement their workplace travel planning and business bike schemes.
Several members of the team have undertaken cycle challenges in support of different charities over the years. Consultant Solicitor Paul Darlington, along with a few friends completed the 152 mile Blackpool to Hornsea ‘coast to coast’ for the charity Cord in just over 10 hours riding time. Since then Paul has returned to time trials for the first time in 30 years in pursuit of his 9 year old daughter!
More recently, Lucie Terry and a number of friends undertook the 170 mile ‘Way of the Roses’ ride in support of Macmillan cancer support, raising a spectacular £7500 for the charity.
The Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel
The Spinal Injuries Association
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Bikeability cycle training
And our specialist cycle accident claims team are also trained in accident investigation and reconstruction techniques by the Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators.