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What if I Do Not Have the Money to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Don’t worry because no matter what your financial situation, if you have been injured in an accident, and you have a case, most, if not all personal injury attorneys will take your personal injury case on a contingency fee.  But what does that mean?  It means your personal injury attorney will only be paid if he/she is able to obtain monetary compensation for you.  The "contingency" is a condition of payment for the attorney, and the "contingency" is either a settlement or verdict.  Once your case is settled, or a favorable verdict is obtained, is when the lawyer takes 1/3 off the top of any such monies.

This contingency fee system that is the standard norm for personal injury cases serves many goals.  For example, the contingency fee regime allows all clients, no matter what their economic status, to get their "day in court."  Also, the system discourages lawyers from filing frivolous personal injury suits because the attorney knows that if there is no recovery for the client, the attorney will take a financial hit.

Remember, if you have been hurt in a Massachusetts accident, do not worry about paying the attorney up-front because almost any personal injury lawyer will, assuming you have a case, take your personal injury case on a contingency fee basis.

Please contact me with any Massachusetts personal injury questions you may have.