Paying For a Personal Injury Case

If you are pursuing a personal injury claim due to a car accident, a slip and fall case, the negligence of another individual or entity, or for any other reason, you may wonder how you would even be able to afford a lawyer if you wanted one. Your particular claim may be complex and frustrating, requiring the legal help of an experienced personal injury lawyer , but how do you pay for the services in the first place?

The Cost of a Personal Injury Lawyer

There are many expenses that go into dealing with a personal injury case, such as the staff's time, the lawyer's time and the work that goes into the case.

Before your personal injury claim goes to court (or even if it doesn't go to court at all) there are certain pre-suit services that need to be paid for:
  • Consultations
  • Review of case
  • Investigations
  • Analysis of case direction
  • Advice on medical treatment
  • and possibly more
If the case does go to litigation as well, there may be even more fees and services that must be paid:
  • Drafting a complaint
  • Discovery, by which the attorneys can obtain evidence from each party
  • Depositions
  • Any court fees that may accure
With all of the services and fees that must be paid before and after trial, a personal injury case could easily end up costing you thousands of dollars.

How Do You Pay for a Personal Injury Attorney?

Luckily, you don't have to be incredibly wealthy to receive competent legal counsel and work. There are a couple common ways by which a lawyer may be compensated for their work.

A personal injury lawyer could always be hired and paid by the hour. But as stated above, that could be thousands of dollars and paying it up front may be nearly impossible.

You could also hire an attorney and agree to pay a percentage of the recovery at the end of the case. This is also known as a contingency. When a lawyer says that they will not be paid unless you are paid for your case, that's what they mean by it. They agree to only be paid for their services if you win your case, and that way they are guaranteed a certain percentage of your settlement or judgment if their legal work wins in the end.

When it comes to your case, an Orlando personal injury attorney at the Coye Law Firm will not receive money for their services, unless they make a monetary recovery on your behalf. If you have any questions about your personal injury case or how you would be able to pay for the services of an agressive personal injury attorney, contact our offices at the Coye Law Firm today. 800-648-4941.