Should a personal injury lawyer ask for a retainer?

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If you have been injured in an accident, you may be thinking about hiring a personal injury lawyer. Injury victims are often concerned about whether they will be able to afford the costs that come with getting quality legal representation. Fortunately, you do not need to pay a retainer when hiring a personal injury lawyer. Your attorney should never charge a fee unless you win your personal injury case.

A retainer is an upfront payment that some lawyers ask clients to pay before starting work on their case. Retainers are commonly used when an attorney charges an hourly rate for their services.

Most personal injury lawyers handle cases on a contingency fee basis instead of asking for a retainer. A contingency fee is an amount that is paid after certain conditions are met. Clients do not have to pay any money upfront. Once the case concludes, the attorney receives a certain percentage of the settlement or award if there is a successful outcome.

There are many benefits to contingency fee arrangements. They allow personal injury victims to make legal decisions in their best interest. You can focus on recovering from your injuries without worrying about how you will pay your legal costs. Your personal injury lawyer will advance any litigation-related expenses including costs for filing the lawsuit, as well as hiring expert witnesses or investigators.

The contingency fee arrangement also ensures your personal injury lawyer is motivated to win your case. The attorney will not be paid unless they successfully obtain compensation for you, whether through a favorable settlement or verdict after trial or otherwise.

When you hire a personal injury lawyer, it is important to know what to expect during the legal process. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we do not ask clients for a retainer. Instead, our law firm charges on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case. We promise we will only accept payment if your lawyer is successful in getting compensation for you or your family.

Under the Briskman Guarantee, you will also receive a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. During this consultation, you can speak to a lawyer about your case, ask any questions you have and get advice on your legal options.

We understand how fast medical bills and other expenses can pile up after an accident. Additionally, a severe injury can affect your earning capacity and future in other ways.

If you were injured in a car accident, slip and fall accident, dog attack or other personal injury incidents due to another person’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated fully for your losses. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with an experienced and compassionate Chicago personal injury lawyer.

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