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How is a Personal Injury Attorney Paid for Representing You?


If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another person or entity, you may be asking yourself whether it’s worth it to call a personal injury attorney. Even if you think you might have a case, your prevailing thoughts may be that between medical bills, lost wages, prescriptions, and the costs of ongoing treatment, the last thing that you can take on right now is figuring out how to afford a lawyer.

You can breathe a sigh of relief because many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, including those at The Pendas Law Firm. But what exactly does that mean?

Understanding Contingency Fees  

As stated above, many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis which means there are no upfront costs when you hire legal representation. In contrast to requiring a retainer or upfront payment, your lawyer probably won’t be paid until you have won a recovery. At that point, your attorney is paid a percentage of the compensation you receive for your claim, whether a settlement is achieved outside of court or your case is taken to trial. The percentage that your attorney would retain in the event of a successful outcome, as well as the expenses that would be deducted, should be discussed and put into writing before you agree to begin working with a personal injury attorney.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You

The assistance of the right legal team can enable you to successfully deal with the insurance company and ensure that you receive an excellent recovery. Keep in mind that insurance adjusters represent the interests of the insurance company and are not your friend no matter how nice they may seem. The insurance companies have every intention to save the company money whenever possible which is completely averse to getting you the recovery you deserve. With the help of the right attorney, you will have an advocate on your side who knows the tactics and strategies insurance companies use and how to overcome them. You will also have the help of someone who understands how to make sure the right evidence is collected before it disappears, is in the right places before the required deadlines, and is presented in a way that maximizes your chances of success.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Personal Injury Case 

If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident that you suspect occurred because of someone else’s negligence, you need to reach out to an attorney who can make sure your rights are protected. As the Orlando personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm, you can rest assured that we have the knowledge and experience to get you the results you deserve. We require no legal retainer or upfront fees, and you pay nothing unless we prevail. For a no charge, no obligation consultation regarding your case, please contact us today.

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




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