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Vaccine Injury Blog

Legal Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure a disease. Nor is it intended as medical advice. The reader is responsible for their decisions and their health.

  • Writer's pictureWhit Long

Does it cost money to retain a lawyer to represent me for my vaccine injury claim?

Although rare, some individuals suffer from injury and/or severe reactions following the administration of a vaccine. Typically, the root cause is improper administration – i.e., too high or too deep in the shoulder muscle – resulting in pain, inflammation, and impaired range of motion. When this happens, though, a vaccine injury lawyer can assist with obtaining compensation for the injured individual.

Fortunately, for those injured due to an improperly administered vaccine, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is available to compensate an individual for their injury. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a no-fault system implemented through federal law to shield vaccine manufacturers from suit. However, more importantly, it does not cost any money to retain a lawyer to represent your interest.

The NVICP pays a claimant’s attorney’s fees and costs associated with bringing a vaccine claim, as long as there is a reasonable basis for bringing the claim initially. After the case is resolved, all fees/costs associated with a vaccine claim are paid to the attorney out of the NVICP funds. Accordingly, most law firms that handle vaccine claims, including ours, do not bill clients directly for attorneys’ fees or ask for a retainer.

So, if you’ve been injured as a result of a vaccine and are looking to pursue a claim, do not fret about the need to pay for an attorney. The NVICP will cover that expense for you.

Our team of attorneys has vast experience representing individuals who have suffered an injury following vaccination. If you believe you’ve been injured by a vaccine, please give us a call. We would be happy to provide you with a free consultation to determine whether your claim is likely to succeed and represent you in the program, if so.


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