I'm injured, and I have a ton of medical bills. How can I pay a lawyer?
Most serious personal injury victims find themselves in this situation: too injured to work, and dealing with medical bills on top of ordinary expenses. That's why Conlin Law Firm and most personal injury lawyers take cases on a "contingent fee" basis. Rather than forcing clients to incur legal fees by the hour, a contingent fee allows them to pay attorney fees only if they receive a settlement or a judgment at trial. This fee is a fraction, usually about 1/3, of the settlement or judgment amount. Contingent fee attorneys may charge as much as forty percent of the recovery in more complex matters.
In a contingent fee case, the attorney usually fronts all the costs associated with investigating and bringing your claim: from court filing fees to expert witness expenses. You are responsible for repaying these expenses only if you receive a recovery.