What if I Can’t Afford an Albuquerque Injury Attorney?
Being injured in an accident will have financial ramifications for you. First, you likely have to pay for the medical care you received to treat your accident-related injuries. Next, you might have lost out on work wages due to time away from work to recover from your injuries.
Maybe you had to pay for transportation costs or caregiving expenses or you required mental health expertise after trauma your accident caused.
These expenses add up quickly, and you might not have the money to pay for a lawyer on top of all that. Among all your questions about the injury claim process in ABQ, you are probably worried about this thought: What if I can’t afford an Albuquerque injury attorney?
Understanding How a Contingency Fee Payment Arrangement Works
Since you can’t afford to hire an attorney, how can you get an attorney to help with your injury case? There is one way that allows you to secure an attorney’s services without paying any money up front. This is known as a contingency fee arrangement. It’s a type of payment arrangement where you pay nothing until after your case is won.
The way your attorney gets paid is that they receive a percentage of your settlement amount: a percentage you can help set and agree to.
The contingency arrangement is great for a couple of reasons.
One, you don’t pay anything up front; two, you don’t pay anything at all if your attorney doesn’t win your case; three, your attorney can often get you more money in a settlement than you could get on your own, which means your attorney’s fees often pay for themselves. This also means that you likely won’t lose any settlement money by working with a lawyer.
Learn More When You Contact an ABQ Injury Attorney
Now you know what to do if you can’t afford an Albuquerque injury attorney. Call one anyway! They could set up a contingency fee arrangement with you if they agree to take your case. Will Ferguson & Associates gives you a free case review when you call an injury lawyer directly at 505-633-0750 or when you fill out the online contact form below.