How do personal injury attorneys get paid?

When a person is involved in an accident, they may sustain injuries that can quickly result in an incredible financial strain. A lot of people wonder whether or not it is worth it to pursue a personal injury lawsuit upon being injured in an accident. Many people are hesitant because they think that starting a lawsuit and hiring an attorney will become more of a financial burden. However, personal injury attorneys are paid on a contingency fee. This simply means if you don’t collect, neither does your attorney. If the lawsuit is successful, you will be compensated for your injuries and you will pay a portion of that to your attorney.

It is important not to dwell on the idea of starting a personal injury lawsuit for too long. There is a statute of limitation for personal injury cases that will require you to file your case within two years of the date of the accident. If you fail to do so, you may be required to foot the bill for your injuries which could send you into financial turmoil. It is important to weigh your options and at least consult with an experienced personal injury attorney regarding the specific circumstances surrounding your accident.

If you pursue a case, you may be able to collect damages for both economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses can include any financial burden you have faced for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and having to hire outside help to assist you in your daily life. Non-economic losses may include the pain and suffering you experienced because of your accident, the loss of enjoyment of life, and the inability to conduct your life as you once could. If you have questions about starting a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your injuries, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney at the Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. today.