I can’t even pay my medical bills or living expenses! How can I afford a personal injury lawyer?
Sound familiar? This is a common question almost every accident survivor has after they have suffered an injury. During this time, medical bills can escalate quickly. Injured accident survivors are often unable to work and provide for their family, which can further complicate financial issues every month. As families struggle to make ends meet, the last thing they consider is hiring a personal injury lawyer. After all, lawyers are expensive – right? Wrong! Fortunately for injured accident survivors, hiring a personal injury lawyer doesn’t have to cost you a penny out-of-pocket!
The vast majority of personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that they only get paid if they collect money for you in a settlement or a lawsuit award. This enables survivors of an accident to seek justice and hold negligent parties accountable for their mistakes – without having to worry about paying expensive lawyer bills.
How does it work? Your personal injury lawyer will meet with you to determine if you have a case. If you do, your lawyer will then begin building your case and negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf. When you accept a settlement or when you are awarded damages, your lawyer will then take a percentage of that amount. This means that you do not have to pay your personal injury attorney upfront for the work that they are doing. It also means that you do not have to pay them if they lose your case or are unable to reach a settlement for you.
How much do they take? Every personal injury lawyer is different in how much of your compensation they charge as payment. In general, however, most charge from between 30 and 40 percent. It is important to ask your personal injury lawyer how much they charge before agreeing to have them represent you.
The Fowler Law Firm has the experience and resources needed to tackle personal injury cases both big and small. Insurance companies notoriously play hardball with accident survivors. They do not want to pay them what they need to recover. That is why we fight so aggressively for our clients. We can protect your rights to pursue compensation after an injury accident. Call us today at (970) 232-3322 or fill out our confidential contact form for more information. We offer free consultations because we want to learn more about you personally. Call us or come in for a free review of your case.