The aftermath of a serious accident can quickly become expensive. Between hospital bills, missed time at work and paying to repair property damage, you might find yourself footing a hefty bill. To help recoup these costs, many people look to the legal system in the form of a personal injury lawsuit.
The problem with injury claims is that they rarely get resolved in a quick and efficient manner. Rather, plaintiffs often have to wait months or even years to get the result they need to cover their costs. In the meantime, however, they may need to find ways to pay hospital bills and a wide range of other expenses, including legal fees.
Working with an attorney
For this reason, many personal injury lawyers provide their services on a contingency basis, which means there are little to no upfront costs, and the attorney simply receives a portion of the damages won in the injury claim. If plaintiffs do not receive compensation, they do not have to pay their attorney’s fees. In addition, the law firm also absorbs the costs of filing fees and various other court costs involved in a case.
It’s important to note, however, that not all attorneys offer contingency fees, and so you may need to look at other options. Some people are able to take out a loan to pay for legal services, while others can receive temporary disability benefits from the federal government to provide some financial support as they work on their physical recoveries.
To learn more about personal injury lawsuits and to explore your options, meet with a dedicated Florida attorney at Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh.