Most personal injury lawyers represent clients on a contingency fee basis, so no legal fees or costs are billed to you until your lawyer obtains financial recovery for you from the defendant.
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident and bring a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver, court costs and other litigation-related expenses can eat into whatever compensation you recover. At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC, our pedestrian accident firm understands that this is a very financially sensitive time for our clients, which is why we cover the costs of litigation until we win a court award or negotiated settlement on your behalf. However, it's still important for both you and your legal counsel to understand these costs and try to keep them under control.
Here are some of the most common expenses your suit will incur (aside from attorney’s fees):
- Investigation: It will require personnel and time, and possibly a significant amount of research, to gather the facts necessary to prove your case.
- Experts: In order to demonstrate the seriousness of your injuries and explain to a court how the defendant’s wrongdoing was their cause, you will probably need to hire and prepare expert witnesses to testify at your trial.
- Communications: Letters, faxes, emails, phone calls, and other communications are essential parts of every case, but their cost adds up and minimizing them can save you real money.
- Records: You need to obtain a number of records and documents in preparation for litigation, especially regarding your medical history and treatment. This can be very costly and it is important to have counsel who knows how to keep it manageable.
Of course, the exact expenses your case demands will depend on the circumstances, but look for ways to save in these areas if you want to preserve the value of your Chicago pedestrian accident recovery.
How can I Maximize the Value of my Pedestrian Accident Award?
First, seek medical attention immediately after the accident and request copies of your medical records. Second, work with your attorney to save where possible and reduce the number of unnecessary expenses. Costs can pile up quickly so it's important to act sooner rather than later. Third, keep receipts and records of costs and losses related to your pedestrian accident including hospital bills, ambulance charges, prescription costs, travel tolls, lost wages, and property damage. Fourth, contact an experienced pedestrian injury attorney so he or she can begin setting the foundation for your case. Finally, avoid contact with the other party or parties involved in the accident. Communicate only through your legal counsel to help ensure you don't compromise your case.
Think You Can’t Afford Experienced Representation for Your Pedestrian Accident Claim?
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represents injured pedestrians in Illinois regardless of their financial status because we believe in your rights and are committed to securing them to the fullest extent possible under the law. Plus, we can work at no cost to you until the suit is resolved and you receive compensation. Call our pedestrian accident attorneys now to learn how we can begin building a case for your financial recovery.