I don’t think I can afford a personal injury attorney. What can I do?
There are so many legal situations that are left unattended because the person involved doesn’t believe they are able to hire an attorney, as they fear it may be too expensive. However, if you were injured in an accident, this should not be a concern. In fact, you should be more concerned if you don’t hire an attorney because you may be missing out on compensation that can assist you in covering your medical bills.
Personal injury attorneys don’t actually cost an injured person anything. These attorneys are paid based on a contingency fee. This means that your attorney will only get paid if you win your personal injury lawsuit but it still doesn’t cost you anything out of pocket. The attorney’s fees are paid with a percentage of the compensation that you have been awarded in your case. Lawsuits have the stigma of being expensive because the truth of the matter is that sometimes they are. However, personal injury cases do not apply here. The only thing you may have to pay for, but not always, would be hiring experts to testify on your behalf. You may even have additional funds after your medical bills and attorney’s contingency fees have been paid to cover the cost of the experts. In the end, you may walk away with a profit but you won’t know until you speak with an attorney and begin filing your case. It is important that if you have been injured in an accident but have not filed a lawsuit yet, you do so quickly because personal injury cases have a statute of limitations associated with them.
Contact a New York personal injury lawyer at Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. with any questions you may have about your legal rights or to schedule a free case consultation and evaluation. Even more than Brooklyn personal attorneys, we consider ourselves client counselors.