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What if I Can't Afford a Car Accident Lawyer?

  • After a car accident, you may be worried about the costs that accrue following your accident. It’s already tough to recover from your injuries, and it can be expensive if you don’t seek compensation from a lawsuit. 

    But you may also be concerned that you don’t have the funds to pay for a lawyer. What happens if you can’t afford an attorney? 

    Getting a Long Island car accident attorney on your side isn’t the financial burden many people may worry it is. If you’re concerned about the expenses behind hiring a lawyer, reach out to a lawyer to learn more about their pricing and how your claim will be handled. 

    What Are Contingency Fees? 

    Personal injury lawyers don’t follow the same pricing plans like many other types of lawyers. Rather than paying an hourly fee based on the time spent on your case, our lawyers are paid based on contingency fees. That means you pay based on the compensation you receive. 

    Let’s say you and your lawyer agree that you’ll pay 15 percent of your compensation for your legal fees. If you received $100,000 in compensation, you would pay your lawyer $15,000 for your contingency fees. If you only receive $20,000, you would only pay $3,000. 

    This fee system helps car accident victims get the compensation they’re due and pay for the representation they need, without paying most of their compensation in legal fees. That way, you know you have the funds to cover the hardship you suffered because of your accident. 

    What Happens If Your Claim Fails?

    But what happens if your claim doesn’t succeed? Not every car accident claim ends in compensation, and you may be concerned about paying for services that didn’t help your claim. Fortunately, you don’t have to pay when this happens. 

    Contingency fees are contingent on your claim’s success. If your claim isn’t successful, you don’t have to pay for the services you received. 

    That can make a big difference for you if you’re hurt and suffering. You shouldn’t have to pay more fees if you’re unable to get the compensation you need for your claim. Luckily, that means your lawyer is ready to help you maximize your compensation. 

    Get Answers about Your Claim from a Lawyer 

    When you’re hurt in a serious car accident, getting compensated for your injuries is the key to your recovery. But you may be worried about the costs of acting on your car accident claim with a lawyer’s help. Fortunately, your car accident lawsuit may not cost you as much as you may think. 

    The lawyers at the Law Offices of Dennis Smith, PLLC can help you get compensated fairly when you’re hurt, without taking away from the compensation you need for your injuries. Reach out for a free consultation if you’ve been hurt in a car accident and aren’t sure where to start by calling 212-835-1699 or by completing the online contact form below.