When Do You Pay Your Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you are injured in any accident, you would do well to speak to a personal injury attorney. After all, you may need help in obtaining compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other costs related to your injury. You may be wondering, however, if you can afford the services of an attorney. By hiring a lawyer on a contingent fee basis, you can.

Your attorney may waive his or her retainer fee and may charge you for services rendered only if you win your case. In many cases, you can get a free consultation to discuss how a specific attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Therefore, you don’t have to feel as if money is keeping you from the legal representation that you deserve.

When you win your case, your legal fees may be included in the compensation that you receive. If they are not, your attorney will take a percentage of your award while you use the rest to pay bills or other expenses that you may have moving forward. Whether or not you have to pay if you lose your case depends on the deal that you made prior to hiring your legal counsel.

Typically, you will owe nothing or only owe a predetermined amount that may be paid through installment payments. With such a guarantee, there should be nothing holding you back from hiring an attorney who may settle your case in a favorable and timely manner.


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