When you have a pressing legal matter, you may be just as worried about the cost of a lawyer as finding a solution to the problem. Cost can feel overwhelming in these situations, especially after suffering an injury where you have to pay for medical bills, make up for lost income, and more.
Everyone is entitled to have legal advice to protect their rights and represent their interests, no matter their income. Depending on the legal issue and your financial situation, you may benefit from a number of cost-conscious resources in Florida if you can’t afford a lawyer. Keep reading to learn more.
Options for those who cannot afford an attorney in Florida
Florida offers several options for people who need legal help but cannot afford it:
- Referral services: You may know someone who is a lawyer or who knows an attorney who may take your case on a contingency basis or charge reduced rates if you are in a tight financial situation.
- Low Fee and Elderly Panels: The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service has established Low Fee and Elderly Panels for Floridians in need. If you qualify for this program, you’ll receive a free 30-minute office consultation.
- Contingency representation: Most personal injury lawyers take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis — Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath falls within this category. This means that if we feel that you have a viable case and if you feel that we’re a good match for your case, you won’t pay us anything unless and until we win your case. Our payment will come as a percentage of your settlement or jury award.
Tips for finding affordable legal assistance
There may be more options for legal assistance than you realize, even if you have little money for a lawyer. Your family, friends, or online reviews can help you find a lawyer who might be able to take your case.
If you’ve been hurt on the job, been discriminated against in the workplace, gotten into a car wreck, or suffered another personal injury, then a Florida personal injury lawyer may agree to take your case on a contingency basis.
Do you need a Florida personal injury attorney but aren’t sure if you can afford one?
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath represents clients in different kinds of personal injury cases. We want to put our decades of experience to work for you to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today at (561) 655-1990 to speak with an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer.