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Here’s Why And How You Can Afford A Personal Injury Attorney

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After being involved in an accident in Florida, you may be left dealing with huge medical expenses, lost income, vehicle repairs, and many other expenses and losses. Fortunately, if your accident occurred due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. After being in an accident because of another party’s negligence, you can file a personal injury claim, either against the at-fault party’s insurance company or in court. To ensure that your case goes smoothly and you get the maximum amount of compensation, it is advisable that you retain a personal injury attorney.

If you sustained a personal injury, you might be wondering whether you can afford a personal injury attorney. With all the expenses and losses you have to deal with after your accident, it is understandable why you might feel like you cannot afford a personal injury attorney. Well, the good news is that you can retain a personal injury attorney without needing to pay any up-front legal fees and costs. Keep reading to learn more.

Contingency Fee

If you feel worried that you can’t afford a personal injury attorney, you should know that most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. When you retain an attorney who works on a contingency fee basis, it means that you do not need to pay any legal fees upfront. Often, a personal injury attorney working on a contingency fee basis will even pay all the costs, including filing fees, experts, and discovery costs upfront. If they successfully settle a client’s case or win at trial, they recover their costs from the settlement or award from a jury. If an attorney is not successful in settling a client’s case or winning at trial, the client will not be responsible for any costs.

If a personal injury attorney working on a contingency fee basis wins a case, they are given a certain percentage of the money recovered. In most cases, attorneys take 33.3% of the total payment if a lawsuit is not filed and 40% if a lawsuit is filed. After an attorney takes the 33.3% or 40%, the rest of the settlement or award goes to paying back the attorney the money they spent on costs like filing fees, discovery costs, and experts and paying the client’s medical bills. Whatever amount is left after that goes to the client.

Free Consultations

Also, if you want to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney, you don’t have to worry about paying for the consultation. That is because most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations.

During a free consultation with a personal injury attorney, you can learn about the process of recovering compensation and the attorney themselves. Additionally, if you are unhappy with an attorney after an initial consultation, you can request a free consultation with another attorney.

Contact Us for Legal Help

If you are looking for a personal injury attorney to help you with your case, contact our Miami personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm. We can help you with your case without you needing to worry about paying legal fees or other costs upfront. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Ocala, Tampa, Bradenton, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, and West Palm Beach areas.

Resource:

law.cornell.edu/wex/contingency_fee

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