After an accident, you have to deal with the damages left behind. Unfortunately, while you focus on healing, you also have to worry about your financial health. Medical bills, loss of income and other damages can wreak havoc on your finances.
While filing a personal injury lawsuit can help you recover damages, you may worry about what it will cost to hire an attorney to help with the process. Fortunately, you do not have to pay upfront costs.
How do you pay a personal injury attorney?
When you hire the firm, you pay a contingency fee. The contingency fee is a fee you pay when you collect your reward. If you do not win, you do not pay any fees. Instead, the lawyer takes a percentage of your award. The contingency fee limits are outlined in Connecticut’s state statutes.
How should you pay your medical bills?
During your lawsuit, you may still have medical bills stacking up. Your first action should be to use your health insurance to pay as much as possible. You may have to pay back the insurance company when you receive your award. For other costs, explain to your medical provider that you have a pending lawsuit. Often, the hospital will put your bills on hold and wait to collect them until you receive your reward.
Attorneys cannot charge you excessive fees for a personal injury lawsuit. Legal ethics require the firm to ask for reasonable fees.