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How Can I Sue in a Personal Injury Case if I Cannot Afford a Lawyer?

Not every person who gets involved in a personal injury accident can afford to bring in legal help. That is why so many people in the province of Ontario find themselves having to accept compensation from insurance companies that is less than what they deserve.

Any personal injury accident victim should be able to secure the help of a legal professional, and there is a way to hire a lawyer to take your case, even if you do not have the funds.

Many personal injury lawyers in Ontario will work on what is called a contingency basis. This means there is an agreement between you and the lawyer stating that the lawyer only gets paid if he or she secures financial compensation for your case. The lawyer will take your case and then take his or her fees out of your settlement or court award.

There are a few things you should keep in mind before you decide to proceed on contingency. A contingency fee is normally a percentage of the financial award that your lawyer secures for you, but it may have conditions attached to it. Some of the key areas you will want to discuss with your lawyer before signing a contingency fee agreement include:

  • The minimum amount of settlement you will accept
  • The flat percentage that your lawyer will take
  • Whether or not your lawyer’s expenses are separate or part of that percentage
  • The exact tasks that your lawyer will perform under the contingency agreement

A personal injury accident could change your life, and not always for the better. If you do not have proper legal representation, then your situation could get worse. A contingency agreement is a method for people who cannot normally afford a lawyer to still be able to secure professional legal services.

For assistance with a personal injury and/or insurance claim, please email David Himelfarb at dhimelfarb@himprolaw.com or call 1-855-446-7765, for a free case evaluation.

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