Can I Afford a Personal Injury Attorney?
Question: Can I Afford A Personal Injury Attorney If I Am Out Of Work?
Most personal injury lawyers use contingent-fee agreements, meaning they take no money from you up front. The typical agreement calls for the lawyer to receive one-third of whatever amount they obtain for you, plus expenses. Many times personal injury lawyers will also advance any expenses in your case, being reimbursed after they obtain your recovery.
In most car accident, defective product and wrongful death cases the typical fee is one-third of the amount recovered. In medical malpractice cases the fee may be 40 percent or even higher due to the difficulty and expense of such cases. Workers compensation fee agreements can vary but are generally based on either a one-third contingency fee or on hourly billing if the case is contested and the claimant prevails.