Most of the jobs for which people normally hire a lawyer – real estate transactions, preparing wills, etc. – require the person to pay the lawyer out of pocket. When hiring a New Orleans personal injury attorney, however, the lawyer is not paid in the same manner as when hiring a lawyer for other purposes.
Personal injury attorneys almost never receive any money up front from the injured party before beginning work on the case. Instead, payment is usually deferred until the case is resolved. If the case is successfully resolved, the personal injury attorney receives a previously agreed upon percentage of the damages awarded to the injured person.
This is great news if you are unable to work because of your injuries or otherwise feel that you simply cannot afford a lawyer. In a personal injury case, you will not be required to come up with any money up front, and your personal injury lawyer’s fee will be based on the amount recovered in the lawsuit. As a result, if the damages you are awarded turn out to be lower than you expected, your lawyer will consequently earn a lesser fee.
The idea behind this payment method is that it gives your attorney greater incentive to work hard and obtain the best result possible for you. A personal injury attorney on a contingency fee contract does not get paid until you do and must be successful to earn a fee.
This means that you can begin pursuing compensation for your injuries without worrying about money to pay your attorney. If you have suffered a personal injury, don’t let financial concerns keep you from obtaining the damages you deserve to recover. Please feel free to contact us at 504-355-0057 or 855-GERTLER. We would be happy to help you.