After being injured in a car accident, motorcycle crash, truck wreck, or any type of collision, many people are unsure of their next steps and how to proceed. While some people quickly turn to an attorney, others are unsure if they will be able to afford one. After all, they are faced with expensive medical bills and even lost wages due to their injuries.
The cost of hiring a personal injury attorney is one of the most frequent misconceptions victims of traffic accidents have due to a common belief that all attorneys charge a steep hourly rate. Although there are other types of attorneys who do charge expensive hourly fees, this is generally not the case for personal injury lawyers.
Personal injury attorneys understand that their clients are being hit with medical bills, vehicle repair bills, and other expenses all while they are quite possibly losing income, which would make taking on an additional expense out of the question at a time like this. For this reason, most personal injury lawyers provide their potential clients with free initial consultations and also work with their clients on a contingency fee basis.
What Is a Contingency Fee?
When an attorney agrees to take your case and represent you on a contingency fee basis, it means that he doesn’t get paid one cent unless he makes a recovery for you. This means he does all the work on your case without you paying any money out-of-pocket. If you receive a settlement or a successful judgment, then your attorney will get paid out of the recovery. If no recovery is made, you will not pay any attorney fees.
Why You Can’t Afford NOT to Hire an Attorney
By hiring an accident attorney to handle your personal injury claim, you will reap the benefits of his experience and knowledge of the laws. People who hire personal injury attorneys generally get higher settlements because insurance companies know they cannot take advantage of a lawyer. It is a known fact that insurance adjusters are trained to settle cases for as little money as possible, which is why they often try to lowball personal injury victims. When you hire an attorney, the lawyer will level the playing field and fight for fair and just compensation. Give us a call for a free, no-obligation consultation and get started pursing the compensation you deserve.