Lebanon, OR asked in Personal Injury for Oregon

Q: I am trying to find a lawyer who will help me with my personal injury case on an hourly basis. Any suggestions?

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Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman
Answered
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: You can certainly contract with any Personal Injury Lawyer on a hourly basis but why would you? It is usually to your advantage to work on a contingency basis. An hourly basis would mean paying the Attorney up front from your own funds to cover their fees and they can drop your case if the money runs out. Insurance companies these days put up ridiculous unreasonable battles and retaining a lawyer on a contingent fee is often cheaper in the long run. But then again I don't know the particular details of your case and please don't put the details out here on the internet where you have no privacy or privilege.

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Answered
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: I doubt any attorney advertises that they do that sort of thing, so you will just want to call/email some attorneys and ask. Search for ones that do personal injury cases so they know the pitfalls to watch out for.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: If you research attorneys, you could probably find someone to work on the basis you describe. But one of the traits of the contingency fee system is that it generally results in attorneys selecting cases they are reasonably confident they and the client will see a cost-effective and reasonable outcome. If a case appears to be one where an attorney anticipates the litigation costs would be out of proportion with the recovery, they would be inclined to decline such a case. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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