Is It Expensive to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

When you’re injured in an accident, it’s natural to consider your options. You know that filing a claim against the party responsible for your injuries can help you recover compensation via a settlement, but you don’t know how much to spend on an attorney, or whether you can even afford one. 

In reality, most lawyers opt for a type of payment structure that can benefit even people who don’t have a lot of cash on hand after an accident. 

Read on to learn more about contingency fee structures, and don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer from Zachar Law Firm, P.C. for help with your claim. 

How Contingency Fees Work

Different types of lawyers have different ways of charging their clients, depending on the services they provide. For example, hiring a high-profile lawyer in a criminal defense case usually requires you to have money on hand before any work can begin. 

Personal injury lawyers, on the other hand, usually work on a contingency fee basis, which can greatly serve the needs of accident victims without immediate capital. 

Here’s how it works:

  • You Call an Attorney – Your personal injury lawyer will usually offer a free initial consultation to determine if your case is a good match. 
  • Your Attorney Goes to Work – They will try to negotiate a settlement with the responsible parties. If all else fails, they can take the step of filing a lawsuit and representing you in court. 
  • You Get Your Money – Success! You receive the balance of the funds from your settlement, less the portion that represents your attorney’s part and fees. 

By offering their services on a contingency fee basis, attorneys are able to defer their own compensation until the end. They will fight hard for you in order to achieve a positive outcome. 

And the best part from the perspective of the plaintiff is that the attorney doesn’t get paid unless you do. If your personal injury lawyer is unable to recover a settlement for you, then don’t worry about going into debt

For this reason, going with an attorney who works on a contingency fee basis is a zero-risk opportunity for personal injury victims. 

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer to Learn More

Have you been injured in an accident? Let a personal injury lawyer with Zachar Law Firm, P.C. review your case for free—and pay us nothing if you lose. 

Give us a call at 602-494-4800 or fill out our contact form to get started. 

Contact Zachar Law No pressure. Speak to an attorney. No hidden fees.