The client pays nothing out of pocket.
Well, the good news is it shouldn't cost anything. Most personal injury cases are handled on what's called a contingency fee basis. Meaning that if there is no financial recovery in the case, the client does not owe anything to the attorney at all. If there is a financial recovery, then an agreed-upon percentage of that recovery is paid to the lawyer on account of attorney's fees. This type of arrangement often works well for an individual who is injured and out of work and simply doesn't have the money to hire a lawyer on an upfront basis.