Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street

Get Help With Your Accident Case Now – Pay Later

Not only will an auto accident cause physical injuries, but an accident will also wreak havoc with money situations. You may not be able to work because of your injuries and many cannot afford to miss even one day of work. There is a solution that solves several of your problems at once – it involves using a contingency fee lawyer after an accident. Find out more below.

Why You Need Help

Fighting the other driver's insurance company can be frustrating. Many victims are surprised when the at-fault driver's insurer won't cooperate and pay them what they deserve. If the other side does offer a settlement, how can you be sure you are being paid what you should? Personal injury lawyers know how to deal with the insurers, how to demand that you be paid, how much you deserve, and more.

How to Pay for Legal Representation Later

Review what every victim needs to know about getting legal help now and paying later.

  1. Contingency fee arrangements involve a personal injury lawyer agreeing to take your case without any legal fees charged until the case is over. If you win your case, you will owe the lawyer an agreed- upon percentage of the settlement. However, if you don't win your case, you will owe the lawyer nothing at all.
  2. While almost all personal injury lawyers will work on a contingency fee basis, be sure to ask them about it at your first appointment. You and the lawyer will come to an agreement on the exact percentage to be charged and sign a representation agreement.
  3. The value of your case will determine whether a lawyer offers you a contingency fee plan. Case value relies on fault and damages. You must not be at fault for the accident, and you must be physically injured. The more serious your injuries, the more you can be paid for pain and suffering.
  4. Contingency fee agreements offer accident victims not just an easy way to obtain professional legal help. If the lawyer's pay is based on winning the case and the amount of the settlement, you know they will do their utmost to achieve a good settlement.
  5. When you speak to an attorney about your case, have ready the accident report and a summary of your medical treatment. That way, the lawyer can quickly evaluate your case.

To find out more, speak to a personal injury lawyer like the Law Office Of Timothy M. O'Donovan.

About Me

Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street

I never gave a lot of thought to needing a lawyer until I was injured while walking down a sidewalk. The accident happened when a biker decided to use the sidewalk instead of the street, and plowed into me as he turned a corner. What followed was a lesson in what is involved with pedestrian accidents. I found a traffic attorney who took my case, and she was able to obtain a settlement that covered the legal fees and my medical bills. If you have been injured through the negligence of another party, you do need legal representation. Keep reading and I'll share how I found the right lawyer and what we did to ensure that my rights were fully protected in a court of law.