Can I Afford a Personal Injury Attorney?
Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. That means you won’t have to pay your lawyer anything unless they win your case. When you receive a claim or a settlement, your lawyer will be paid a percentage of the total damages you receive.
If you were harmed by another person’s careless behavior, you have a right to seek compensation. But filing a lawsuit is expensive. And most accident victims don’t have the resources to pay thousands of dollars for a legal case they may not win.
When a Houston personal injury lawyer thinks you have a strong case, they may agree to absorb court costs and other expenses until the case is settled. If you can find an experienced trial attorney who’s willing to serve you on a contingency fee basis, then it won’t cost you anything to seek justice against the person who harmed you.
What Is a Contingency Fee?
When an attorney takes your case on a contingency fee basis, you are agreeing to give the attorney a percentage of the money you will receive if your case is successful.
A contingency fee agreement is a written contract between you and your lawyer. It must clearly state how the lawyer will be paid if they win your case and if there will be any costs in addition to the contingency fee.
To decide if they’re willing to take your case on contingency, a Houston personal injury attorney will consider the following factors:
- How strong is your case?
- Does the defendant have insurance?
- Does the defendant’s policy cover the cost of your damages?
- Does the defendant have resources that would enable them to pay the damages?
Why Do Attorneys Take Cases on Contingency?
It takes a considerable amount of money to win a lawsuit, especially if you’re going up against a large company or organization.
Let’s say that you were harmed in an accident caused by a truck driver who veered into your lane for no reason. If your attorney discovers documents demonstrating that the trucking firm engaged in improper activities or knowingly putting a bad employee driver on the road, then both the driver and their employer may be liable for the harm you suffered.
Let’s say the trucking firm hired a driver with an unsafe record or they pressured their employees to break the law by driving too many hours. Your attorney and their associates will have to follow a number of steps to prove their negligence. This may include:
- Interviewing witnesses
- Calculating total damages
- Hiring investigators
- Conducting legal research
- Filing legal motions
- Transcribing court document
- Making copies
- Conferring with clients
- Making court appearances
- Negotiating with other parties
- Retrieving court records and transcripts
- Covering expert witness fees
- Mileage and travel expenses
Were You Harmed by Somebody’s Careless Behavior?
Mr. Khosravian built this law firm because he has a passion for justice. He can’t stand to see anybody get hurt or taken advantage of by others.
Working with clients on a contingency fee basis makes it possible for our team at DK Law to help you get the money you need to put your life back together after an accident. You can use your settlement to pay medical bills and cover other expenses caused by the accident such as time missed from work.
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At DK Law, we’ve won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. Mr. Khosravian was honored to be selected as one of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 and he’s a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
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