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A car caused me to have an accident (did not hit me) and the

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Hi, a car caused me to have an accident (did not hit me) and the police are not going to pursue the case. I am on Universal Credit....would I be entitled to legal aid to take this person to court (the police know who it is and the police took statements from witnesses.......one of the witnesses actually thought the car had hit me because the car was so close to me).
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Customer: This happened last June, 2021 and I had extreme facial bruising and I still have a swollen cheek and a floater in my eye.....and body pains...and I cannot climb stairs easily....
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I am sorry to hear about your situation.

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Are you based in England or Wales?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
England (Herne Bay)
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
As I mentioned.....I am on universal credit because I have been made redundant so I certainly cannot affor £44 phone calls...........
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
woops....I meant cannot 'afford'

Hello

Thanks for the further information.

It appears you have a potential personal injury claim against the driver. In view of this I recommend you consider instructing a no win no fee personal injury solicitor. The lawyer can act on your behalf with a view of bringing a compensation claim against the person.

The link below takes you to a search engine for local personal injury solicitors to assist you.

https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/

I hope I have clarified the position.

Thanks

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
My question was actually 'would I be eligible for legal aid as I am claiming universal credit'I am well aware I could find a 'no win no fee personal injury solicitor'.
Its unlikely you will get legal aid given the existence of a no win no fee lawyer.

I hope I have clarified the position.

Thanks

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
you have.....so, now I have to decide whether it is worth it when the solicitors seem to get most of the compensation.....and I am the one with the most suffering.Thank you Mr Chendo.Blessings,
Laura
Your welcome and have a good day.

Thanks