Wow! That is expensive! How can I afford to have a lawyer take my case to trial?
The answer is the contingency fee. A law firm for the injured person agrees to provide all of the attorney and legal staff time and resources without up-front payment, often for years at a time. This is big risk for the lawyers and means fronting thousands of dollars of court costs until the case ends. A lawyer hopes to win a Verdict and be paid a fee and recover the court costs. A lawyer has to eat, support a family, and pay the legal staff. Trying to make a living by making-up evidence or filing weak claims and trying to “trick” Jurors would spell financial disaster. The reality is that injury lawyers screen injury cases very carefully and do not handle frivolous claims.