What if I Can't Afford an Attorney? | HawkLaw, P.A.

What if I Can’t Afford an Attorney?

When you’re hurt by someone else’s actions, you may have already thought about taking them to court and about seeking out the funds you’ve lost because they were too careless. Then, of course, you may have stopped and asked yourself, “Sure, that would be great, but what if I can’t afford an attorney?” 

Many people believe lawyers are for high-income people, but that’s not always the case. If you’ve suffered a personal injury because of another person, the lawyers at HawkLaw, PA can talk to you about what your claim may cost—and what size of settlement you can expect. 

What Are Contingency Fees? 

First, personal injury lawyers typically don’t work by the hour. Our South Carolina personal injury lawyers at HawkLaw, PA work on contingency fees. Contingency fees mean you and your lawyer will decide on a percentage of your compensation that will go to your attorney. If you win your claim, you’ll give your lawyer that amount of the compensation. 

That means your fee is contingent on you winning. If you don’t win your lawsuit, you don’t have to pay for the services your South Carolina injury lawyer provided. 

In most contingency fee cases, you don’t have to pay anything up front because your lawyer will also advance the costs of litigation, including filing fees, deposition costs, and other necessary expenses.  Under most circumstances, repayment of costs is also contingent on you winning your case.

Getting Your Full Compensation 

Contingency fees make it easier for the average person to get the legal aid they need when they’re hurt. Anyone can suffer through a car accident, and anyone can be rejected by their insurance company. 

Working with a lawyer on a contingency fee basis means you can put more focus on getting the maximum compensation for your losses, rather than focusing on whether you’ll be able to get compensated at all. 

Your lawyer can help you seek the full compensation you’re entitled to. For example, if you broke a leg in a South Carolina slip-and-fall accident, you may find yourself dealing with high medical bills and several weeks without pay, if you’re unable to work. Your personal injury lawyer can help you seek out compensation for these losses, or damages. 

They can also help you fight for your non-economic damages. A broken bone, for example, can be extremely painful, and that can affect your quality of life. Your lawyer can help you determine what those losses are worth with legal tools and resources that might not be readily available to you without a lawyer. 

Talk It Over with a South Carolina Injury Attorney 

When you’re hurt in a serious accident, you may have concerns about your claim. Many people are afraid they can’t afford an attorney, for example. If you’re worried, your South Carolina personal injury attorney can set your mind at ease. Your lawyer can answer your questions about what your claim will cost you with a free consultation.* Here, you can discuss your claim before you decide to file. 

The personal injury lawyers at HawkLaw, PA are ready to help, starting with your free consultation.* When you’re ready to discuss your claim, call 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or fill out the online contact form below.