How Does a Personal Injury Attorney Get Paid?
People are reluctant to retain attorneys, because they are afraid they will not be able to afford representation. Personal injury cases are somewhat unique. My office, and most lawyers in New York State, will sign a client up for a case on what’s called a contingency fee basis. This means that there is no money paid hourly by the client. It is only if there is a successful recovery at the end of the case that the lawyer gets paid a percentage of the overall recovery.
During that process, almost invariably, the lawyer will pay for the expenses that are incurred, such as court filing fees, fees for doctors, and possible fees for an expert to testify at trial. Don’t be put off by the fact that you’re afraid to bring a financial obligation upon yourself. If you have a valid personal injury claim, call us. You will have a retainer in which you do not have to lay out any money. Only upon a successful conclusion do the parties get paid.
The law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters deals with personal injury and medical malpractice cases throughout the Brooklyn, New York area. Contact the office to set up a free initial consultation.