What if I Can’t Afford an Attorney?
Don’t let money stand in the way of receiving legal help after your accident. If you are wondering “what if I can’t afford a lawyer,” we can set your mind at ease: You don’t need money to hire a personal injury attorney. At Craig Swapp & Associates, we work on a contingency agreement basis.
An Investment in You
When you hire a personal injury attorney on a contingency fee basis, the law firm is agreeing to represent you without collecting any money up front.
At Craig Swapp & Associates, this means that while your case is either in negotiations or at trial, we pay the attorney’s salary, the cost of our support staff, any filing fees, the cost of completing the investigation, any court fees, and more—all on your behalf. This can be expensive and represents an investment in your case on behalf of our firm.
In exchange for our hard work and financial investment in your case, you will need to sign a contingency fee agreement.
How Contingency Fee Agreements Work
This agreement will list the information for both parties: you and our law firm. It will also specify the case being worked on. The contingency agreement will list the fees that we are willing to pay and if you will be required to contribute anything toward them.
Finally, it will specify the compensation that we will receive in exchange for this work after your case settles. Typically, this is a percentage of your total financial award. These funds will be paid to our firm once your case has come to a successful conclusion, whether through trial or negotiation.
If You Don’t Win, You Don’t Pay
If your case does not settle or no financial award is given, we do not receive any compensation. As a result, we encourage clients to assist wherever possible by being available to answer questions; produce evidence, receipts, and any other pertinent information they may have; and appear for all negotiation settlements, depositions, and court dates.
Need Legal Help?
If you do not have money to pay for an attorney, call our office and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We will review the details of your case and let you know what your odds are for a successful case.
Money doesn’t need to stand in the way of receiving legal help. Call 1-800-404-9000 to speak with an attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates, or complete the contact form below to have someone from our office contact you.