You can still afford a lawyer in Orlando, FL, even if you haven’t been able to return to work after a car accident. Car accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay any fees upfront for an attorney to work on your car accident case.
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How Contingency Fee Arrangements Work
Many people fear hiring an attorney after a car accident because they are concerned that they cannot pay attorney fees out of pocket to represent them. But most injury attorneys work on what is called a contingency fee.
A contingency fee is only paid if there is a favorable result. This means that you owe no money to an attorney, unless and until you receive monetary recovery. The amount you will pay your attorney will be a previously agreed-upon percentage of the amount of the settlement that you would receive if you win your case in court.
Whether you settle your case, or it goes to trial, your attorney’s payment will be “contingent” upon you winning your car accident case and receiving monetary compensation for your injury and losses. This type of arrangement gives an attorney an incentive to work hard to obtain the highest settlement possible for your case. It also allows the victim to have legal counsel without having to pay upfront for legal services.
Costs of Litigation
Every personal injury lawsuit involves substantial costs, which can include the following:
- Filing fees and court fees
- Document fees (medical documents, legal documents, etc.)
- Expert witnesses (both medical witnesses and/or accident reconstruction witnesses, etc.)
- Miscellaneous (document production, driving to witnesses, etc.)
FL § 16.0155 limits the amount in which your lawyer can charge you. This helps protect you and your damages.
Contingency Fee Agreement
Carefully read your contingency agreement with your attorney. Your attorney should explain all fees for which you may be responsible. The Florida Bar recommends that both the attorney and the plaintiff understand the agreement. Visit with your attorney and ask about any terms or conditions you may not understand. Always keep a copy of your contingency agreement for your records.
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Benefits to Contingency Fee Agreements
There are many benefits to hiring an attorney under a contingency fee agreement. For instance, you do not need to pay your attorney upfront for their work on your car accident case. The benefit for an attorney is that they will work diligently on a case where they are only paid if they win.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney
You can afford a lawyer even if you haven’t been able to return to work after a car accident. We offer a free consultation and charge no upfront fees for your case. We collect fees only if and when you win your case. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more about our fee arrangement and how we can help you recover the compensation you need today.