If you are injured in an accident that is caused by someone else and you only have minor injuries, you can often settle your case without a lawyer and put more money in your pocket than if you had a lawyer. If you have suffered a serious injury, even after you pay an attorney, a skilled personal injury attorney can probably put more money in your pocket than you could get on your own.
Experienced accident attorneys usually will not charge you for an initial consultation over the phone or in person. The lawyer will tell you if you have a case and discuss with you if you have a good chance of winning your case.
Every lawyer is ethically bound to give you a choice to hire them by the hour (this is how rich people and big corporations do it), or you can hire an attorney on a percentage basis (the lawyer gets a portion of what he collects for you). Every lawyer charges a different hourly rate and percentage fees vary from lawyer-to-lawyer.
At our firm, we charge one-third (1/3) of whatever amount we get for you. The company who paid your medical bills can hire its own lawyer to get their money back. If we lose the case, we don’t charge you anything. Money we paid for experts and other people to try and win your claim is all on us – you don’t pay us back anything.
There is never a charge or an obligation to meet with us to see if we are a good match. If you don’t like us – you simply say goodbye and you can hire another firm.
Don’t wait too long to hire a lawyer – what you do and don’t do can cost you money or the ability to win your claim. Schedule a consultation session by contacting the team at Law Offices of John V. O’Connor at 262-671-1685 to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer.