Most people are either hesitant or won't even bother to try and contact a lawyer after they have sustained a personal injury, as they are under the impression it will cost them a lot of money. However, many personal injury attorneys based in Alabama work on contingency. This means you will only need to pay them once they have won your case. At this stage, the fee that you will be liable for will be based on a pre-agreed percentage of your settlement, which is usually between 25% to 45%.
The percentage is also dependent on the amount of work that the lawyer has put into your case or when you accept a settlement from an insurance company before court proceedings commence. In these cases, you will probably owe the lawyer less than you would have if the case had to go to court. This type of pay structure protects you from having to pay for an attorney and injuries should you receive no settlement. It will also mean that the lawyer is committed to your case, due to the fact that their pay will be dependent on the settlement amount they can get for you.
At Mike Bell Accident & Injury Lawyers, our clients never pay a fee unless we win their case. The consultation is free, and our representation is free. That's our "no fee guarantee!" You'll never pay a dime until we're able to secure compensation for your injuries.