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Should You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer If You're Broke?

Should You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer If You
Posted By: Anica Oaks on February 18, 2022

When you are injured in a car accident, suffer a slip and fall accident, or are injured due to a doctor's negligence or even a dog bite from your neighbor's pooch, you may find yourself facing extensive medical treatment, a prolonged absence from your job, and a decreased quality of life due to your pain and suffering. However, if you can't afford to hire an attorney, can you still hire a lawyer when you're broke? If you're eager to learn about your options, keep these tips in mind.


Don't Go it Alone


First of all, never try to go it alone when you are injured due to the negligence and carelessness of others. If you do, chances are you will come away with little or no financial compensation. When an insurance company realizes you have no legal representation, they will use various methods to intimidate you and deny your claim, leaving you with nothing but your pain and suffering.


The Contingency Fee


When you need legal representation following an injury, be aware that most attorneys who handle personal injury cases do so by working on a contingency fee basis.



If you work with a personal injury lawyer who uses this arrangement, this means your attorney will pay all costs associated with your case upfront. After resolving your case, either through trial or by an out-of-court settlement, your attorney will then take a percentage of your award as their fee.


Free Consultations


Since personal injury attorneys are taking a risk when they accept cases on contingency, always remember that they also offer free consultations to potential clients. Thus, by taking advantage of this, you will have an opportunity to discuss your case in great detail with an attorney. In doing so, they can explain if they believe you have a viable case, the legal options in front of you, and offer advice on how to proceed.


Getting Maximum Compensation


Once a personal injury lawyer accepts your case, you will know immediately they will do everything necessary to fight hard for you, protect your legal rights, and get you the maximum amount of compensation you need and likely deserve. By gathering key evidence and putting pressure on insurance companies, your attorney can often settle the case out of court.




If you have little money available to hire an attorney following a devastating injury, don't let this stop you. By hiring the right attorney and reaching a contingency fee agreement, you can get the justice and financial compensation you deserve.


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