Wednesday, September 29, 2010

You Can File a Personal Injury Suit Even If You Can't Afford an Accident Attorney

Every Victim of an Accident or Personal Injury Deserves Attorney Representation

It happens to thousands of people every day. Through no fault of their own, they are involved in a vehicle wreck or accident that causes serious injuries. These injuries keep them from being able to work and provide for their families. Because these people cannot afford to pay their bills, they feel certain they cannot afford an attorney. They suffer because they don't realize that they can get help.

While many survive their accidents, some do not. If that person was the primary breadwinner of the home, their families are left behind to struggle to pay the bills without their income. And if that person was in the hospital before passing away, there are medical bills that have to be paid.

Some families in these situations give up and file bankruptcy. Some just let their credit be ruined because they cannot pay the bills. It doesn't have to be this way.

A contingent fee arrangement allows people to file suit against the powerful corporations and insurance companies without having to pay an attorney any up front costs. Here's how it works: The attorneys and the client will agree to share the settlement amount if there is one. An agreement will also be made as to how the expenses are paid. But here's the best part-in most cases the client does not pay anything unless a settlement is reached.

How Can Personal Injury Attorneys Offer This?

Because the accident has left them available to work, most of the people who need a Houston personal injury attorney don't have the funds to pay legal fees. A large number of personal injury cases in the United States are "no win, no fee" agreements.

An attorney that takes on one of these types of cases believes that he or she can win it. An attorney is not going to take on a case that doesn't have merit. To do so would be misleading to the client. Most attorneys will not take on a case they don't feel they can win or they feel is frivolous. Despite common misconceptions, attorneys don't want to file frivolous lawsuits that place a burden on the court system.

How Does a Contingent Fee Arrangement Work?

A client must sign a contingent fee agreement. This will outline how much the attorney will invest in the case and what steps he or she will take. Most cases never make it to the courtroom but are settled. The agreement also outlines how a settlement will be divided once the case is won. This includes how much the attorney will get in fees and for expenses incurred during the case.

More and more clients are demanding contingent fee agreements after their accidents. They are a win-win for the client since they are not out any money if they lose and they will receive a settlement for their pain and suffering if they win.

No one should suffer because of someone else's negligence. A contingent fee lawsuit with in Texas with a Houston personal injury attorney can help those who are injured physically, financially and personally in an accident.

 

The author has been serving clients with accident claims for 15 years. Contact us if you need a Malpractice Attorney in Boca, Boynton Beach, Jupiter or West Palm Beach.

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