You’ve been involved in a car accident, you can’t work because of your injuries, your car was ruined, you can’t get to work. The last thing you need to do is pay for hiring a lawyer. How can you afford to hire a lawyer in that situation? The good news is that California allows people to hire lawyers on a contingency – or a work now, we’ll pay you later when the case settles – basis, and that’s what most of these lawyers do, including myself. With all of the medical bills, all of the property damage, all the time off from work, the last thing somebody can afford is to hire an attorney, and California recognizes that. And the best part about it is that the attorney only gets paid if he or she recovers something for you.