One thing that a lot of people don’t understand about Columbia car accident lawyers is that they often work on a contingency basis. Although the term might seem confusing, it’s actually quite simple — you don’t have to pay the lawyer until you get paid, and if you don’t win your case, your lawyer won’t get paid at all.
There are a lot of perks to this type of arrangement. First of all, you might be feeling the pinch on your wallet after your car accident, especially if you haven’t been able to work (or work as much) since you have been injured.
Plus, you’ll know that your lawyer is working hard for you if you hire someone on a contingency basis. Some people worry that their lawyers don’t put in their full effort to help them win their cases, but this is not something that you have to be concerned about because your lawyer has just as much of a vested interest in winning your case as you do. If he or she doesn’t win, he or she doesn’t get anything. If the settlement is small, the payout is small. A lawyer who is working on a contingency basis is going to work hard to net the biggest payout possible, both for you and him or her.
If you have been in a car accident and are looking to hire an attorney, consider looking for a legal professional who is willing to take on your case on a contingency basis. If you need help with your case, contact us at Harris & Graves, P.A.