Can I Afford a Personal Injury Attorney?

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Finances tend to be one of the most stressful elements of the recovery process after a serious personal injury. Hiring an attorney might sound out of reach for an injured person already struggling with medical bills and lost wages. You may be wondering: can I afford a personal injury attorney after an accident or injury?

Michael Greenspan is a personal injury attorney based in White Plains, New York. He can be contacted directly at 888-392-6439. In this Quick Question, he explains that victims typically pay no out-of-pocket expenses when hiring a personal injury lawyer.

To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-392-6439 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Personal injury attorneys only get paid if they win.

The majority of reputable personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means they won’t get paid unless and until they win your case, at which point they would receive a percentage of the winnings. This is often referred to as “recovering” for a client; only if and when a personal injury attorney recovers for a client will they receive any kind of payment. This differs from other areas of law such as criminal law or family law, in which an attorney must be paid a retainer fee and an hourly rate after that.

If an attorney does not win, the client owes them nothing.

This allows the injured party to focus on healing rather than worrying about how they’re going to pay for the services of an attorney in addition to the medical bills they are likely already struggling with. Reputable personal injury attorneys have a vested interest in the health and wellbeing of their clients, and everything about their process from their flexibility to the method of payment is designed with injured clients in mind.

This differs from other fields of law where regardless of the outcome of the case, the plaintiff owes their attorney a certain amount of money. Additionally, many personal injury attorneys even cover the cost of the resources they use to build your case, such as expert analysis, aid, and even postage.

Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations.

Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations, which can be extremely useful if you are unsure whether you have a viable case or even if you simply want to learn more about the process. Questions that can be asked in an initial consultation include inquiries into their experience handling cases like yours, their track record for success, experience taking personal injury cases all the way to trial, as well as the percentage they request to be paid out of the recovery. If you are not comfortable with the answers you receive in the free consultation, you can always request a consultation with another personal injury firm. If you or a loved one sustained a personal injury, seek legal counsel to learn what a personal injury attorney can do for you.

To learn more, contact Michael Greenspan directly by calling 888-392-6439 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:

So you’re injured in an accident; do you know if you can afford an attorney? In this AskTheLawyers.com Quick Question, we got an answer from New York attorney Michael Greenspan.

Michael Greenspan:

Well you’re in luck, because the way we handle these cases in New York, you don’t pay an attorney up front. So unlike if you’re going through a divorce or you’re charged with a crime, you had a commercial matter, you have to pay upfront for an attorney for their time. For an accident case, we only get paid if we win.

So that means that the person who is responsible for causing you to be injured is held accountable for their wrongdoing and we recover money for them. We don’t recover any money from them. You owe us nothing.

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