If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in Philadelphia or the nearby areas, you may be able to file an insurance claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for such losses as your medical bills. Hiring a Philadelphia personal injury attorney can optimize your chances of recovering what you may be owed.
However, you may ask yourself if it’s truly wise to hire a lawyer. Specifically, you may be wondering whether doing so is affordable. Keep reading to learn why hiring an attorney is likely much less costly than you expect.
Hesitating to meet with a personal injury lawyer after an accident in Philadelphia is understandable if you have concerns about the cost of hiring an attorney to help you pursue compensation. Your accident may have left you burdened by expensive medical bills. You don’t want to add to your financial woes by hiring a professional to represent you. If you lose your case, won’t you also now have legal fees to cover on top of your medical bills?
Again, these worries are normal. That said, they are unnecessary.
First, it’s critical to understand that a reputable personal injury law firm in Philadelphia will not charge you for the initial consultation. You can review your case with an attorney to learn whether you should pursue compensation knowing they will not charge you for the case evaluation, nor will they pressure you into hiring them.
Perhaps you already know this. What you might not know, however, is that there’s a good chance your lawyer won’t charge you any legal fees if you don’t recover compensation.
Most personal injury lawyers accept cases on a contingency fee basis. This means they only charge their clients for their services if they succeed in recovering compensation for them first. If they fail to recover compensation for a client, they won’t get paid.
This system is obviously beneficial to personal injury victims. They can hire professionals to represent them with the peace of mind that comes from knowing they will not be left with additional financial struggles if their case does not end in them receiving a payout.
The contingency fee model also reduces the odds of victims being taken advantage of. Some victims may worry that, along with being costly, hiring a lawyer might be unnecessary. They fear a lawyer will take on what is in reality an unwinnable case merely because they want a client’s money.
That doesn’t happen. A lawyer who only gets paid if their clients get paid won’t waste their own time and effort accepting a case they doubt will be winnable. Thus, after reviewing your case, an attorney will give you an honest assessment regarding how likely it is that you may recover compensation.
The fees a lawyer will charge if they do win your case will be a percentage of the compensation they recover for you. This also incentivizes them to fight for as much compensation they believe they can recover. The more money a victim receives, the more money their lawyer receives.
The main point to take from all of this is that you do not have to worry about whether you can afford a personal injury attorney. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, serving clients in and around Philadelphia, we will review your case for free and only charge legal fees if a client recovers the compensation for which they are eligible. Learn more about what we can do for you by calling us today at 215-987-3730 or contacting us online.