When filing a personal injury lawsuit it may be best to seek the help of attorneys to charge their clients on a contingency basis. That is, the client does not pay anything until the case is settled. Granted, the fee can be in the 30% – 40% range but there will be no fees if the attorney can not recoup any damages. This is an excellent payment option because it does not place the plaintiff in a terrible financial bind when seeking damages in a personal injury suit. In a way, paying a lawyer on a contingency makes procuring the services of an attorney more affordable and accessible to all.