So you were recently hit by another car and you were injured. Car wrecks and truck wrecks can turn your life upside down. You have questions. You are thinking about an attorney. Who can help me? What do I do about my car? The car accident caused some my neck and back to hurt a lot and I could be seriously injured. What am I going to do? Will the person who hit me and caused the car accident help me? Do I need a car accident attorney? How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
One of the most effective moves you can make after a car accident or truck accident is to hire a personal injury lawyer who can take the guessing out of the equation. A personal injury attorney can guide you through the process of a car or truck wreck, make sure your injuries from the incident are properly addressed, and most importantly, make the other side pay for the damage they caused and put compensation in your pocket. Sounds great, right? But how much does it cost?
Good news! Most personal injury attorneys work on what is called a contingency fee. According to the American Bar Association, an attorney contingency fee can be described as a fixed percentage the lawyer agrees to accept from the final amount paid to the client when there is a successful recovery. This means the attorney will charge a percentage of whatever injury settlement they are able to recover on your behalf, rather than having to pay the attorney by the hour. The standard rate for a personal injury attorney is 1/3, or 33.33% of the amount the case settles for. What is good with this set up is, if there is no settlement, there is no attorney fee! For someone who just got hit, this is a blessing, because along with injuries, car accidents and truck accidents can cause a big blow to household finances. Paying for an attorney upfront in this situation can be a non-starter for many injured people after a car or truck wreck.
At The Patel Firm PLLC, the last thing on our mind is the fee we are going to make. We work hard, so our client’s get what they deserve. As a result of our client’s winnings, the firm is also able to be successful, but remember, our success is directly tied to our clients. We don’t do well unless our clients do well, first. Give us a call to explore your options. 24/7/365, someone at The Patel Firm PLLC is ready to help. Contact us today.