How do attorney fees work in personal injury lawsuits?
Don’t worry if you don’t have money to hire an attorney to recover damages for injuries you received in a car accident or other type of accident. Personal injury attorneys almost always work on what is called a “contingency fee basis.” In a contingent fee arrangement, the lawyer only gets paid if he or she successfully recovers money for the client. The lawyer agrees to accept a fixed percentage of the recovery, which varies depending on a number of factors, including the complexity of the case, or whether a trial is necessary.
Therefore, if the attorney is successful and recovers money either through settlement or verdict, his fee comes out of the money judgment awarded to the client. If the attorney loses the lawsuit, then he does not get any money and his client is not required to pay him for any work done. Because of this type of arrangement, the attorney has a very strong incentive to handle the case properly and in the best interest of the client.
If you were involved in an accident, contact the experienced legal team at the Studstill Firm, LLP today. We can give you peace of mind that you are doing the right thing to protect you and your family moving forward. Please call our office at (229) 247-2299 to speak with one of our lawyers.