There are few things in life that you get to try before you buy. Even more, there are even fewer than that which allows you to not pay for it unless you are satisfied. One place where you can do this is in the courtroom. If you are a victim of a personal injury, and...
There are few things in life that you get to try before you buy. Even more, there are even fewer than that which allows you to not pay for it unless you are satisfied. One place where you can do this is in the courtroom.
If you are a victim of a personal injury, and the lawyer decides to take your case, you do not have to pay for it unless they win.
Does it seem too good to be true? Well it is that good, and it is true. If you have had an injury such as an animal attack, car accident, or medical malpractice, you don't have to pay to get a lawyer to represent you. They will assist you on your claim and represent you in court all without you having to pay a dime.
It is called a contingency fee.
A personal injury lawyer is paid only when they win a settlement and their client collects. By collect, I mean receive money as a result of winning a legal case. When a settlement is reached, the lawyer would deduct their pay out of that amount. The client would simply agree on the amount that it would be prior to the lawyer beginning work.
How does this help personal injury victims?
Well, besides not needing a whole bunch of money to get the legal help you need, payment based on a contingency fee ensures that you get quality legal help. Because a personal injury lawyer will only get paid when they win the case, they have to be very picky about which cases they choose to take. They also need to win the cases they take.
If they lose a case after spending weeks preparing, gathering and arguing in court, they would go out of business. This is because it is very costly to take a personal injury case to a trial. The lawyers often have to hire specialists who do not work on a contingency. Your personal injury case is actually an investment of their time and money.
This further insures that if they take your case on a contingency fee, they are pretty confident that they will win. By not paying your personal injury lawyer up front, you are receiving a lawyer who is highly motivated to win your case.
When they do win your case, not only do you receive the money you deserve, they also are compensated for the time, research and specialists that they had to employ to win the case. You may not be paying up front, but you are still receiving quality legal services just like you had. You could possibly even say, you are receiving better.