Most personal injury cases are handled with a contingency fee. This means that the personal injury lawyer is laying out the money to prosecute the case, only getting paid when there is a settlement or a verdict. Some types of personal injury cases require a very large investment in time and money, so these cases need to be a "slam dunk" on both liability and damages before an attorney will be willing to make an investment.
If you are wondering "What are Contingency Fees", you should know that they are an arrangement with an attorney so that you don't have to pay any money upfront. The attorney invests time and resources in your case and gets paid when you accept a settlement or a verdict is rendered. This is why an attorney must make a decision about accepting your case based on the strength of the claim. For more information, call Wittenstein & Wittenstein 718-261-8114.