How are personal injury attorneys paid?

When you are injured in an accident, many times, you may want to bring a lawsuit against the party who caused the accident in an attempt to recover compensation. The money that you recover can assist you in paying for mounting medical bills, time out of work, pain and suffering, and the inability to perform the actions you never thought twice about being able to do. Obtaining injuries in an accident can have serious consequences and can affect you for the rest of your life, depending on the severity of those injuries. In order to bring a lawsuit against the party who is liable, you will need to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Many people fear that they cannot afford to hire a personal injury lawyer. They realize that they are missing time out of work, have increasing medical bills, will have to pay for rehabilitation services and may even need to hire help around the house because they cannot clean or walk their dog as they once could. The fear that a person will send themselves into financial turmoil should not stop them from pursuing a personal injury case. What many people don’t realize is that they can afford to hire a personal injury attorney because these types of attorneys are paid on contingency fees. This means that they don’t pay anything out of pocket. The way a personal injury attorney is paid is through a percentage of the money that they recover when they win a lawsuit. If the attorney does not succeed in winning the case, the client does not owe them any money.

The bottom line is, you will be better off if you pursue a case against the liable party after you have been injured. If the case is successful, you may walk away with the compensation you need to pay for the medical expenses you are facing.

If you require strong and dedicated legal representation for a personal injury case in West Virginia, contact Bailey Javins, and Carter, L.C. to schedule a free initial consultation.