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Common Questions About A Personal Injury Attorney

If you are asking if it is worth it to hire a personal injury attorney, then you are asking the wrong question. The real question is whether you can afford to not hire an attorney. Now, I know what you may be thinking. Of course a lawyer’s website is going to tell you to hire a lawyer. That’s true, as lawyers we have a vested interest in your decision. However, the reality is that hiring a lawyer doesn’t cost you a thing unless you win. 

No Fee Unless You Win?

It is always worth it to hire our firm as your personal injury attorney because we do not charge you unless you win. The cost of your case is broken down into two main parts. Costs and fees. Costs are what are spent on the case, and fees are for the lawyer’s time and expertise.


Here at the Platta Law Firm, we will give you the option having us pay the upfront costs in your case. In the typical case, costs are comprised of things like court fees, medical records, investigations, trial exhibits and witness fees. While they are necessary to properly pursue your case, these costs can amass quickly. We know that when you are trying to recover from a significant injury, the last thing that you need is to worry about the cost of your case. That is why we will pay the costs upfront and get reimbursed at the end of the case. Not only that, if for some reason you do not recover in your case, you will not owe anything at all. That’s right, we will eat the costs even if you do not recover.

We believe deeply in the cases we take and the people we represent. Not only that, we have the utmost confidence in our legal professionals. That is why we take the risk of costs for you.


Once again, you only have to pay attorney’s fees if you win your case. As your lawyers, we know your life has taken some unexpected turns. Our fee structure is easy. If we win, our law firm will receive 1/3 of the settlement amount, which is standard in New York. If, for some reason, you don’t recover anything in your case, we do not get paid a dime. This is another example of how much we believe in our client’s cases. Many cases can take a few years. We work for no fee during that time because we believe in your cause, believe in your fight, and we believe in you.

Settle For More Money

When considering whether it is worth hiring a personal injury attorney, you must consider much more than the cost. You also have to consider what you get in return. Cases with attorneys settle for more money. That is why insurance companies try to talk to you as soon as possible. If you have been in an accident and did not hire an attorney right away, the chances are an insurance company has called you. That is because they want you to settle or say something to hurt your case before you get representation.

Don’t believe me? Think about this. Attorneys are forbidden by law to reach out to a client unless that person has reached out to them first. Despite the term “ambulance chaser”, attorneys are not allowed to be there unless they were invited. The same is not true for insurance companies. Insurance companies can call you directly or go to the hospital or home uninvited at any time. They often try to get you to settle quickly for a low number. If you need any more proof that cases with attorneys settle for more, just look at the law that the insurance company has helped create.

Evening the playing field

Finally, it is worth having an attorney to even the playing field. Insurance companies and big corporations have all the resources in the world. It is important that you have someone experienced fighting for you. The right attorney will give you the piece of mind that you have someone strong in your corner, making sure that you get the compensation you deserve. At The Platta Law Firm we have experienced attorneys who have gone toe to toe with some of the biggest companies in the world and won. We don’t just even the playing field, we own it.