Most injury lawyers will work on an agreement that they’ll be paid out of the settlement you receive. That means they’ll work for free. Kind of. Sometimes payments, especially those that go on for a long period of time, will amount to 40-50% of your settlement. The total value is dependent on how complex and long your case is.
It can amount to a lot of cash tomorrow, but generally this is the only way one can afford representation.
Although remember, you do’nt pay a premium to have an attorney work on contingent basis, there’s no penalty for not paying as expenses come up. In the end, you’d probably end up getting more money having adequate representation than trying to go about receiving compensation on your own.