What can I do if I can't afford an attorney?

What can I do if I can’t afford an attorney?

Most attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not be charged a fee unless a settlement or judgment is recovered on your behalf. The industry standard is to charge between 33 and 40 percent of the gross recovery. Fee percentages may shift between 33 and 40 percent depending on the stage of your case. Most attorneys cannot receive more than 33 percent in fees if your case reaches a settlement before filing a lawsuit, but this depends on the willingness of the wrongdoer to negotiate a settlement. If the wrongdoer makes no attempt to respond or settle, you may choose to file a lawsuit and your attorney may become eligible to receive up to 40 percent in fees.

At GKT, we handle most cases on a contingency fee basis. We also advance the costs associated with investigating your case, including the cost of obtaining all necessary records. You are responsible for these costs only if money is collected for you. Our firm charges a competitive fee on personal injury cases that is at or below the standard in the industry.

Our attorneys work for you and are committed to reviewing your case with you at no cost. If you think you have a case, contact us for a free consultation and let us review your situation. Then you can decide if you need an attorney without your insurance company deciding for you.

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