If you are injured and facing expenses from medical bills or can’t work while you recover, you may find that finances get tight in a hurry. Because of this, people oftentimes wonder if they can find a lawyer who will take their injury case for free or for cheap so that they don’t have to incur additional expenses. Will an injury lawyer take your case for free in Minnesota, or what’s the best way to find a lawyer who won’t cost a lot? We answer those questions and more in today’s blog.
Pro-Bono Injury Lawyer In Minnesota
If you’re trying to find a personal injury lawyer or a workers’ compensation lawyer to take your case for free, we have a little bad news followed by a lot of good news. For starters, it’s highly unlikely that an injury lawyer will complete your entire case free of charge. There’s a lot of work that goes into researching, developing and pursuing an injury award, and time is money in this industry. So that’s the bad news.
That said, an injury lawyer will typically take your case for free. What that means is there are no upfront costs or retainers that you need to provide out of pocket. You will likely not pay anything out of pocket for your lawyer to get your case underway. That’s because injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. That means:
- You owe a portion of your final settlement/award when you win.
- You owe nothing in the event you lose your case.
The only time you’ll have to pay your injury lawyer is if they secure you an award, so again, nothing is ever coming out of your pocket up front. If they secure you a $10,000 award, anywhere from ¼ to ⅓ of that settlement will go to the lawyer, and the rest will go to your pocket.
So when you think about it, you don’t want a free lawyer for your injury case, because if you don’t owe them anything, it means they were unable to secure you an award. In fact, you want to have a large bill for their services when all is said and done, because the more you owe them, the larger the award they were able to get for you. If you end up owing your lawyer $35,000 when your case is complete, that means your lawyer helped you achieve a six-figure settlement.
At Margolis Law Office, we offer free consultations to anyone that walks in the door or gives our firm a call. We want you to know what you’re up against, and if you’re injured and money is getting tight, we understand how important it is that you have free access to helpful information so that you can make the right decisions for you and your family.
After this consultation, if you believe that we’re the right firm to help you get the justice and financial compensation you deserve, we’ll happily take your case and do everything we can to help you secure an award. We won’t hit you with hidden fees or added expenses, we’ll just take a small percentage of your award if and when you win your case. All of this will be laid out clearly in the contract, and we know you’ll be satisfied with the end results.
So no, you’re probably not finding an attorney who will win your case and not take a penny, but you won’t have any upfront and out of pocket expenses if you go with Dean and the team at Margolis Law Firm. We expect you to pay, because you only pay when we win your case, and winning awards for clients is what we do best!
For more information, or to set up a free case consultation, reach out to Dean and the team today at (952) 230-2700.
- The Basics Of A Notice Of Insurer’s Primary Liability Determination - March 21, 2023
- Luck Won’t Decide Your Injury Claim – These Five Factors Will - March 15, 2023
- What Happens To My Work Comp Claim If My Company Closes? - March 8, 2023