If you have been involved in a serious car accident that leaves you with injuries due to another person’s poor driving, you may be entitled to compensation. A good car accident attorney will be able to help you get a settlement that pays your medical bills, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering. This video explains how car accident attorneys charge for their work so you can budget accordingly.
There are a variety of fee structures that lawyers use. Some use a flat fee, where you pay the lawyer up front for all of their work. There are hourly fees, which add up the hours spent working on the case, including phone calls to you. Most personal injury and car accident attorneys use a contingency fee, where you don’t pay until the case is over and you have your settlement.
While this sounds simple, contingency do have specifics that you need to discuss with your attorney. The lawyer fees you pay after you are successful in your case are different from the costs associated with the case. Expert witnesses and others who testify all need to be paid upfront, and you need to make sure you and your attorney are on the same page as to how that gets done.
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