Too many injured individuals never learn about their legal rights because they believe they cannot afford to hire a personal injury lawyer. The good news is that most injury attorneys handle cases in a way that ensures you can afford legal representation.
Following an accidental injury, your focus should be on getting the medical help you need right away. As you begin treatment and your injuries stabilize, however, you might begin to worry about the bills that are piling up. You might be receiving a constant stream of medical bills, as well as falling behind on your usual payments due to missed work and lost income.
Some people might be unsure of whether they have the right to compensation from other parties. Others might be pretty sure of their rights but do not know where to even begin with the legal process. While the best course of action is to contact experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyers, a common question that arises is, can you afford one?
The Importance of Legal Representation
If another party was liable for your injuries, you can seek compensation by filing the proper insurance claims or a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. Both the insurance and litigation processes can be highly challenging, and you can run into obstacles and delays at every turn. The reality is that injured victims handling their own claims often walk away with significantly less financial recovery than those with the right legal representation.
Contingency Fee Arrangements
When you think of hiring a lawyer, you might think you are facing exorbitant hourly fees or retainers. While certain types of lawyers might charge hundreds of dollars per hour or a flat fee upfront to start representation, personal injury lawyers are different. We know that our potential clients are already facing overwhelming losses, so we take cases on a contingency fee basis.
A contingency fee arrangement involves the following:
- Your initial case evaluation and consultation is completely free
- You pay no up-front fees or costs
- We cover the expenses of your case
- If you do not receive any compensation, you never pay a dime
- If we prevail in your case, our fees and expenses come straight from your settlement or award – never out of your pocket
You and your attorney will discuss what percentage of your recovery will go to legal fees before your case ever begins. Our fee system is completely transparent, and we will answer any questions you might have before you sign an agreement.
If you’re worried about affording an attorney to represent you in an injury case – don’t be. The process is set up so that injury victims do not have to come up with legal fees in order to have a law firm to protect their rights.
Learn How San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc., handles a wide range of personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Whether you have been injured in a car crash, fall, or any other type of accident, you should never hesitate to call a San Francisco personal injury lawyer for help. Call (415) 433-0444 or contact us online so our legal team can evaluate your rights.