Paying for a personal injury lawyer can be intimidating. You may worry that legal fees will be too expensive or that you don’t have the necessary funds to pay for an attorney. Fortunately, there are several payment options available when it comes to hiring a personal injury lawyer and filing a case.
Contingency Fee Lawyers
Most personal injury lawyers handle cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t have to pay anything upfront, and the lawyer only gets paid if they are successful in getting you a settlement or award. The percentage of the fee is generally due at the completion of your case, usually taken out of your final payout when it is settled. Typical contingency fees for lawyers are 33.33% of any settlement or award reached prior to filing a lawsuit, and then 40% of any settlement or award reached after filing a lawsuit. This means the lawyer will take 33.33% to 40% of whatever they recover for you.
Flat Fee Lawyers
You may also be able to negotiate a flat fee for certain types of cases. In this arrangement, you will need to pay the full amount up front before any work is started on your case. Flat fees are often used if a lawyer needs to do very little actual legal work on your behalf, such as reviewing documents or offering advice.
Hourly Fee Lawyers
Hourly rates may also be an option depending on the type and scope of work needed on your case. This option requires you to pay for the lawyer’s time as they work on your case, which can be expensive if the case goes on for a long period of time.
With Roebuck Law Firm, We Only Get Paid If You Get Paid
At Roebuck Law Firm, we handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we only get paid if we win your case. We also promise to never take more than our clients. This means that if our contingency fee results in us getting more money than you from the settlement or award, we will voluntarily reduce our fee so we walk away with at least the same amount as you. Please contact us today for a free initial consultation.