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If you’ve been injured, you might be wondering how much it would cost to hire a lawyer, or you might not even try to hire lawyer because you don’t have the money for one. This is a very common when someone has been injured because they are out of work for a period of time, so they have less money and have already had to pay for medical care to treat the injury. The good news is most personal injury lawyers work on what is called a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t have to have a lot of money to hire a lawyer. The lawyer will not charge you legal fees up front but will take his or her fees out of whatever settlement or award you receive. Usually the attorney takes a percentage of the recovery, and if you lose the case, then the attorney doesn’t get a fee either. Although keep in mind the cost incurred for the lawsuit is ordinarily the client’s responsibility either way it turns out.