After being the victim of an accident, most people find themselves in difficult financial footing. They might have missed work or lost their job. They might have spent their savings on their medical bills. While we know this is a daunting time, we also know that there are ways to get through it. Keep reading to get the best financial tips for filing a personal injury lawsuit, and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you would like to file one.
Work with an Attorney Who Offers a Contingency Arrangement
When you hire a personal injury attorney, you should not have to go into debt to do so. The most experienced attorneys will take your case on a contingency basis. This means that we take on the financial risk by not requiring any payment from you until we win your case. In fact, we cover all legal fees upfront. If we do not win your case then you do not have to pay us – it is that simple.
Know What Your Case is Worth
Before you start making decisions that could impact your financial future, you should have a good idea of what your case is potentially worth. This helps you determine if you should take a settlement or if you should fight for more compensation. It is often wise to accept a settlement, even when it is for less than the case is worth, because you do not have to deal with the time and complication of a trial. However, if the insurance agency is not willing to offer a fair amount, then it is best to pass. But in order to make that decision, you must first know what your case is worth.
Know What You Are Getting into if You Choose to Get Medical Liens
If you are not able to pay your medical bills, your health care providers might suggest placing a medical lien against your case. This means that when we win it for you, they get paid out of the settlement before you get any money. This can be a big advantage as it can allow you to continue getting the medical care you need. Additionally, your attorney might be able to negotiate with your providers for less than the total amount you owe.
That said, they are not right for every situation. You should know that they can result in inflated costs. If you do not win the case you will still owe them money, so it is only smart if you are confident in the strength of your case.
If you have questions about the best way to proceed with your particular case, we invite you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 at your earliest convenience.