Personal Injury Lawyer Fees: How are they paid?

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Personal injury attorneys usually work on a contingency fee basis.  A contingency fee is where the attorney fees are contingent upon recovering some type of monetary compensation for the client.  This allows people who may not be able to afford a lawyer on an hourly rate up front to obtain legal representation.  The attorney fees are based on a percentage of the amount recovered.  If the injury lawyer does not recover any money for his client when on a contingency fee, the lawyer will not get paid any attorney fees.

Benefits of a Legal Representation

Many injured victims and their families think that they will get more money if they handle their claims directly with the insurance company.  People think that having to give up a percentage of their settlement for attorney fees will equal less money in their pocket.  This is simply not true.  Hiring an experienced injury attorney or car accident lawyer who specializes in insurance claims and has a track record of success will help you recover more money. Personal injury lawyers know the system and know how to fight the insurance companies.  If your car breaks down, you take the car to a mechanic.  If you get hurt, you go to the doctor.  Don’t fool yourself, if you get injured in a car accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, dog bite attack, or any other type of personal injury case, hire a personal injury attorney.  Insurance companies protect themselves with their lawyers and you should do the same.

How Payment is Determined

The Sargent Firm Injury Lawyers focuses on auto accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death claims and we are good at what we do! We work on a contingency fee basis and never charge unless we win.  In addition, we offer a free case evaluation with an attorney to see if you have a case.  There is no obligation with a case evaluation so call if you have any questions.  A personal injury lawyer is available 7 days a week and can make home/hospital visits if you can’t make it to the office.

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