If financial concerns are keeping you from hiring an accident attorney to represent you in court, you’re cheating yourself of an opportunity they very well may have available to you. Some of the best car accident lawyers work on contingency. This is an arrangement that is very much to the advantage of the client and that ensures that everybody has the means to get top-notch legal representation and to pursue damages when somebody has wronged them.
When people are dissuaded from hiring an attorney, it’s usually because they’re not sure how they can afford the upfront fees that attorneys charge. Fortunately, when you’re working under a contingency agreement, the attorney doesn’t charge you upfront fees. The whole point of the contingency agreement is to make certain that you can engage the attorney’s services, even if you don’t have a lot of money on hand.
A Dallas car accident lawyer that works on contingency doesn’t get paid at all if their clients don’t when their claims. This means that they have no real reason to charge you any upfront fees, as they cannot determine whether or not your case will win until they actually take it to court.
In some cases, you may have a particularly strong lawsuit and the defendant may decide that they want to offer you a settlement. For the purposes of a contingency agreement, this counts as a win. The difference between a settlement and a jury award is that you negotiate the settlement amount with the other party and you end up getting some compensation without having to pay any court fees. Your attorney can make sure that you don’t take a settlement offer if it isn’t a good one.
The other option, of course, is going to court for a jury trial. In these instances, your case will be considered a win if you get some or all of the jury award that you are seeking. If you don’t get any money at all, you won’t end up owing the attorney any money. If you do win, the attorneys pay comes out of your jury award and you take the rest to pay for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and any property damage you suffered that ended up costing you money.
Anybody can hire great legal representation. Talk with an attorney about filing a lawsuit and you may find that actually going through with it is the best option you have available.