Q: I was involved in a car accident and I can not afford an attorney. How can I pay my legal costs?
A: Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. The standard contingency is 33.3% of your recovery. In other words, if you are not successful, your attorney will not receive a fee and you will have no other obligation to your lawyer. Attorneys receive their fees and costs upon settlement of your case or receipt of an award following a trial. You should absolutely retain an attorney to protect your rights. The right attorney will help you maximize your recovery by protecting your rights.