I was recently injured in a car accident and can barely keep up with the mounting medical bills. How am I supposed to pay to hire an experienced auto accident lawyer?
Most Washington State personal injury lawyers do not take attorneys’ fees up front; in fact many do not take any attorneys’ fees if you do not win your case. There will be costs associated with your case, but these are necessary and pay for things like making copies, sending out official letters and obtaining medical records and police reports. Most Seattle personal injury lawyers will cover the costs associated with the case until you receive your settlement. For larger cases that require the knowledge and possible testimony of an expert, like a doctor or engineer, your attorney will discuss the costs with you before hiring them because these costs like the smaller things will be paid with your settlement.
The important thing to remember is that an experienced Seattle personal injury lawyer will not take your case unless they are sure that they will be able to get a settlement that is worth enough to cover all of your expenses as well as theirs. Personal injury lawyers don’t take cases they can’t win, because they don’t get paid unless you do.