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I don’t have a high paying job and really don’t have much money to pay a lawyer. I was involved in a bad accident with a trucking company and have serious injuries. I don’t know what to do because I don’t have the money to hire legal representation. Do I really need an attorney?

Yes, you do need an attorney when you have been involved in a serious trucking accident, more so if you wish to file a lawsuit claiming compensation for your injuries and financial damages. If you do not have an experienced attorney to speak for you, there is little chance of your lawsuit being successful.

There are many rules, regulations and jurisdictional issues in trucking accident cases. A layperson does not have the comprehensive knowledge needed to litigate a complex trucking accident case or deal with the rules of court and evidentiary issues.

If you don’t have the funds upfront to hire an attorney, it may help to know that most personal injury lawyers/trucking accident attorneys work on a contingency basis. You do not pay fees unless you win money in a settlement or by jury award. You may also be able to source litigation funding with the help of your attorney. Pre-settlement funding helps you pay expenses while you wait for your case to be resolved.

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