What if I Can’t Afford a Personal Injury Attorney?
Accident victims often ask, “What if I can’t afford a personal injury attorney?” If you were injured in an accident but don’t think that you have the funds to hire a lawyer, the good news is that you can still receive the best legal help available.
This is because we handle claims on a contingency fee basis, which takes the financial burden off of your shoulders. Below, we’ll explain how this setup works in practice.
What is a contingency case?
A contingency case is where you do not have to pay anything up front to retain legal services. Instead of paying us a retainer ahead of time, we will only be paid when your case settles or we obtain a judgment for compensation on your behalf.
What is a contingency fee agreement?
When we take a case on contingency, a contingency fee agreement is created between you and our law firm. Both you and someone from our firm will need to sign the document for it to be legally valid.
This agreement states what legal services we will provide and what fees we will cover. If you are required to pay any filing fees or other expenses during the legal process, it will be listed here, but in many cases, we will cover these, as well.
In exchange, you will pay us a percentage of your final monetary settlement and reimburse us for any specified court fees or related expenses when the case settles, as agreed upon in this document.
How do contingency fees work?
In exchange for our legal services and the cost of working on your case, you will pay us a percentage of your financial settlement once it has been received.
This only applies if your case settles through either negotiations or trial in court. The practical result is that you only have to pay us if we win your case. If you don’t receive a settlement, you won’t have to pay us anything.
Because there is an inherent risk involved for us, you’ll know that the legal assessment of your case that we provide will be both accurate and honest.
Discuss Your Case with a New York City Personal Injury Attorney
After getting hurt in a car accident or any other situation, you need honest answers regarding your legal options for compensation. Get the help you need by contacting a personal injury attorney from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP.
To schedule a free consultation, either call us at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or contact us using the form below.