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How Can You Afford a Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident?

Posted on October 19th, 2020 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

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Motorcycle accidents can have serious repercussions. You may have serious injuries that affect your ability to work and could even impact your career. If you aren’t working, you may be wondering how you can afford a lawyer to help you negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company. You have options. Don’t put off talking to a lawyer about your case because you’re concerned about money.

Your Initial Consultation Is Free 

Most personal injury attorneys offer a free initial appointment to discuss your case. During this meeting, while you’re evaluating the lawyer, the lawyer is also evaluating you and your situation. The lawyer wants to know if this is a case that they could potentially win. Will it make enough money to provide the lawyer a share as well as pay your expenses? Some cases may not be worth the lawyer’s time. The lawyer will also need to check if the firm has a conflict of interest, maybe they also represent the other party. Talking to a lawyer about your case can help you take the next steps with peace of mind. Good lawyers won’t make promises, but they will give you some idea of what your case is potentially worth and whether you have a good shot at it.

Personal Injury Lawyers Work on a Contingency Basis 

Once you and the lawyer decide to work together, you won’t pay anything until the case is settled. You will sign a contract that authorizes the lawyer to receive a percentage of the settlement, generally 33% to 40%. Typically, if you don’t get a settlement in the case, the lawyer won’t get paid and you won’t be charged. You should ask the lawyer how they will handle any court fees or other expenses that you could be liable for.

A Lawyer Can Help You Maximize Your Claim 

Your lawyer may be able to help you get a larger settlement through a knowledge of the law and understanding of the industry. You may not fully know how to calculate your pain and suffering, but an experienced lawyer can help you provide a quantifiable number that can be validated by experts. Your lawyer has strong negotiation skills without an emotional attachment, which gives you more power when talking to the other company.

Make an appointment today with a lawyer, like a motorcycle accident lawyer from Barry P. Goldberg, auto accident attorney, about your motorcycle accident to take the best steps for your situation by understanding the law and your claim.

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