If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may feel as if your world is crumbling down around you. A hospitalization, doctor visits, pain medications and other expenses can add up quickly, especially if you are unable to work while you heal or care for an injured family member.
Fortunately, you can hire a personal injury lawyer today without pulling out your wallet. In fact, you pay attorney fees only if you win your case. Personal injury claims are usually handled on a contingency fee basis in Texas, and elsewhere around the country. This allows you to hire a lawyer right away when you need legal help.
What is a contingency fee agreement?
If you suffered losses from an accident caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. A lawyer can help you obtain the full amount to which you deserve. For his or her legal services, a contingency fee will be charged - an amount that is contingent on you winning your case.
For example, Mr. Smith's car is hit when a trucker fails to obey a stop sign. Not only was his car totaled but also Mr. Smith ended up in the emergency room, and it took him six weeks to heal from his injuries. As a result, he suffered thousands of dollars in losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost and future income
- Vehicle damages
- Pain and suffering
His lawyer fought the insurance companies for the trucking company as well as the driver of the truck and obtained a large sum of money for Mr. Smith. His attorney was paid just a portion of the total winnings from the lawsuit (or settlement proceeds) because the lawyer fees were contingent on winning the case.
If you have a personal injury claim, you pay no lawyer fees unless you win. Additionally, your lawyer can pay many or all of your up-front costs in order to get your claim started. Contact the law firm of Jerry D. Andrews, P.C., for more information.