Most all personal injury lawyers, if they decide to take your case, will handle the matter on what is called a “contingency fee”.
That means 1) no money owed to them to start the case and 2) they will only get paid if they recover for you.
Wait: Does that mean if I lose, I owe the attorney nothing for the time spent on my case?
Answer: Yes, that is precisely what it means. No recovery for you, and you owe nothing.
The purpose of contingency fees is that such allows people who may not have an attorney to be able to get one and pursue a case.
Some will argue that the percentage charged by the attorney at the end of the case, often 1/3 or more of the recovery, is too much, but remember, in taking the case the attorney has dedicated his education, experience, time, staff, resources and his own money for investigation with the risk of never getting paid for any of it if there is never a recovery.
The client gets an experienced attorney to help give the best possible chance to get the best possible recovery, without having to pay anything, unless they win.
No other profession does that for its clients. Not doctors, accountants or any other. Bad result, sorry, but here is my bill.
So, in looking for the right injury lawyer for your case, why not hire the best, most experienced you can find? Is your attorney a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death?
Do some online research; see what past clients say about the attorneys. Then, choose the right one for you.