The ‘Free Consultation’ Thing
The truth is, personal injury cases are typically handled on what is known as a “contingent fee” basis. This means the attorney who is representing you in your case only gets paid when you do. If your attorney is successful in obtaining a recovery or settlement on your behalf, your attorney will receive a percentage of that recovery. If your attorney is unable to obtain a settlement or recovery, your attorney does not receive a fee. You can also hire your attorney on an hourly fee basis. In all circumstances, however, you are responsible for out-of-pocket expenses.