How Is A Maryland Personal Injury Attorney Paid?

Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a family member has been injured because of the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. However, you may need the assistance of a Maryland personal injury attorney to help you file an accident claim or lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for your injury. Most accident victims and their families experience a financial hardship following an accidental injury. Many victims are out of work and incur substantial medical bills as a result of the accident. Therefore, paying a Maryland personal injury attorney for legal advice and representation may be difficult or impossible.

We Accept Most Personal Injury Cases on a Contingency Fee Basis?

Our lawyers believe that all accident victims deserve to have competent legal counsel as they seek compensation for their injuries. However, we also know that you may be finding it difficult to make ends meet after an injury or accident. Therefore, our attorneys accept most personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis to help accident victims and their families receive the legal assistance they need without worrying about how to pay for a Maryland personal injury attorney.

A contingency fee agreement means that you do not pay our attorney fees until we recover compensation for you. When we recover compensation for your injury claim, you agree to pay our law firm a percentage of the recovery amount as an attorney fee for the service of a Maryland personal injury attorney. This arrangement allows you to have the benefit of an attorney without worrying about payment of upfront attorney fees. If we do not win money for your case, you do not pay attorney fees.

What Types of Cases Does Pinder Plotkin Handle?

Our personal injury law firm handles a variety of cases involving injuries and accidents. We handle cases involving, but not limited to:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Uber & Lyft Accidents
  • Motorcycle Crashes
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • Large Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Dog Bite Injuries

If you are injured in an accident, contact our office for a free consultation with a Maryland personal injury attorney. It does not cost you anything to speak with an attorney about your case. You are not under any obligation to retain our law firm after consulting with one of our lawyers.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney to File a Claim?

In some cases, you may not need an attorney to file and settle an accident claim. If the other party claims full responsibility for the accident and your injuries are minor, you may be able to settle the claim on your own for a fair amount.

However, there are certain circumstances in which you may want to consult an attorney before discussing your claim with an insurance adjuster, insurance defense attorney, or other representative of the other party. Some factors that might indicate you need to consult with a Maryland personal injury attorney immediately include:

  • The other party denies liability for your claim;
  • You sustained traumatic injuries;
  • You have been out of work for a substantial period;
  • The accident resulted in permanent impairments or disabilities;
  • There are multiple parties involved;
  • The accident involved a commercial vehicle or truck;
  • The case involves a government entity, employee, property, or vehicle;
  • You may have been partially responsible for causing the accident or your injury; and,
  • You are unsure of the exact value of your injury claim.

Discussing your claim with an experienced attorney can help you know for sure if the other party is treating you fairly and negotiating in good faith to settle your claim. Once you accept a settlement and sign a release, it is too late to change your mind.

Even though you may realize after the fact that you sustained additional injuries or damages, you cannot recover more money once you release the other parties from further liability.  The time to consult an attorney is before you sign any releases or agreements regarding your injury claim.

Do Not Wait to Contact a Maryland Personal Injury Attorney for Help

Your time to file a claim is limited by law. You must file your claim before the deadline in the statute of limitations expires or forfeit your right to pursue a legal claim for compensation from the other party.

Act now to protect your right to a fair settlement for your injury claim. Call Pinder Plotkin for a free consultation with a Maryland personal injury attorney. Call 410-661-9440 to speak with a member of our legal team today.

 


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