How Much Will A Car Accident Lawyer Cost You?
If you have been injured in a car accident, your injuries are of a serious nature, and someone else is clearly at fault for the collision, then you will likely want to consult with an experienced car accident lawyer. How much will it cost you to retain a personal injury lawyer?
The Contingency Fee
Most car accident law firms, like our office at the Bernstein Law Group, charge what is called a “contingency fee” to take on a personal injury case. This means that the lawyer does not get paid any fees unless there is money recovered through settlement or a judgement at trial. The lawyer will only get paid if you get a settlement, and the pay will be a percentage of the money received by the defendant.
It is always important to speak with your lawyer in detail about the retainer agreement and the contingency fee arrangement. At our law office we take transparency very serious, and we discuss every facet of the agreement in detail in an open and honest fashion.
Fees and Expenses
Depending on the lawyer and the arrangement in place, you may or may not be responsible for the upfront court fees and other expenses that may arise as a result of litigation. At our law office, we cover these expenses until settlement and do not have any hidden fees or costs throughout the way. We will recover our disbursements and fees when we receive settlement.
Is a Car Accident Lawyer Worth the Fee?
In the vast majority of cases, it will make sense to hire a personal injury lawyer if you are seriously injured. The general rule is that the more serious the injury, the more likely you require an experienced personal injury lawyer.
On top of seeking the best settlement possible, personal injury lawyers are also important in putting together your medical and rehabilitation team. While your family doctor will hopefully make some referrals, most of your treatment team will be put together by your personal injury lawyer. At our law office, we have an accident benefits specialist work on your file to create the best medical and rehabilitation team possible to help you reach your full potential of recovery.
At our law office, the three pillars to our personal injury practice are getting the best compensation possible, seeking the best medical treatment and recovery, and maintaining a personal and positive relationship with every client.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, we understand this can be a very difficult time. We are happy to help, and offer free consultations.