If you have been hurt in an auto accident or injured, and it was not your fault, representation should help you recover medical costs and money for pain and suffering. Your attorney will represent you in negotiating with the insurance company, by compiling medical records and asserting legal theories. Some cases settle and some go to trial. Your lawyers fee will be determined by how much money you are awarded; so you will not need to pay any attorney's fees unless an award is granted. If a complaint is filed, your lawyer will represent you at an arbitration hearing, deposition, and at trial. Most importantly, you should receive proper medical care.