Personal injuries can happen in many different ways and in many different places; however, the need for the services of a personal injury attorney remains the same. Whether it's as the result of a car accident, a workplace injury, or even a botched medical procedure, not only can a personal injury attorney can help you file and litigate a personal injury claim, but they can also can relieve a lot of the normal, everyday stresses that most who are injured possess. Beyond the simple procedural practicalities of a person injury claim, a personal injury attorney can help by dealing with matters such as filing medical claims, arranging medical visits and treatments, assuring all bills are met, and many more things. Remember, a personal injury attorney's main job is to be your advocate and to always act in your best interest (not anyone else's).
One of the things that keeps most people from seeking out a personal injury attorney is the cost. After all, the axiom "there's no such thing as a free lunch" is true for most everything. Certainly, attorneys don't work for free (most of the time - there is the possibility of an attorney working pro bono, but it's best not to expect it). And, while it's certainly possible to pay a personal injury attorney upfront for all services provided, not every person can afford to do this. Attorneys, especially personal injury attorneys, are more than familiar with this. It's not uncommon for payment arrangements to be made where the attorney might take a modest portion of any settlement amounts as their payment. For example, if the suit ends up yielding a settlement of $10,000 dollars, the agreement with the attorney might stipulate that they are entitled to thirty percent of any settlements, or $3,000 dollars. This is not only reasonable but also commonplace.
The reason for this might not be immediately apparent; however, it makes perfect sense as the situation is examined closer. In a scenario where the attorney isn't taking any upfront payment and is only compensated by means of a settlement, that means they don't get paid unless they win. In the meantime, they're often paying expenses for the client, towards being able to file and win the suit - money for which the client is not responsible. Hence, all the financial risk is falling on the shoulders of the attorney. And, if an attorney takes a case under such a scenario, it should also cause a person to understand that this means they are confident they can win.
It's not very accurate to think of the attorney's share of the settlement as being too significant. After all, the vast majority of a settlement goes to the client, not the attorney. And, many people would have never received such a settlement without the services of the personal injury attorney.
To learn more, contact a personal injury attorney.Share