What if I Can’t Afford an Attorney?

Many people have never hired a lawyer before—probably because they didn’t believe they could afford one. But you’d be surprised by how willing qualified attorneys are to work with you and your financial situation.

If you’re thinking about filing an injury claim but are wondering whether you can afford an attorney, don’t fret. At Golden State Lawyers, APC, we work on what is called a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay any money up front, and you won’t have to pay anything at all unless we win your personal injury case for you.


What Is a Contingency Fee Agreement?

A contingency fee arrangement is an agreement between you and your lawyer regarding how you will pay for legal services.

The arrangement will usually specify that your attorney will receive a percentage of your earnings after you win your case. In other words, the lawyer’s fees are contingent (dependent) upon you winning your case. Otherwise, you don’t pay.


How Does It Work?

These arrangements are typically used when a claimant is filing a claim or lawsuit to recover damages of some kind. The following are some of the pertinent details of how a contingency fee works:

  • You pay little or no money up front.
  • Your attorney will pay all legal costs, support staff salaries, court fees, and costs to obtain records while your case is underway.
  • You will pay the attorney a percentage of your compensatory award.
  • If you don’t win your case, you pay your attorney nothing.


Your Attorney Believes in You and Your Case

Because you pay nothing up front, your attorney really invests in you and your case. If we take on your case, you can bet that we will fight to see that you get the compensation you deserve.


Team Up with a California Personal Injury Attorney

If you’re filing a personal injury claim against someone who harmed you, you don’t have to worry about how you will afford an attorney. All you have to do is call for a free consultation, and we’ll discuss your case and your options. If we agree to take your case, you pay nothing until you win.

Contact a California personal injury lawyer with Golden State Lawyers, APC at 408-279-4222, or complete our website contact form at the bottom of this page.