When you have a personal injury case, a lawyer is often the difference between success and failure. They do all they can to help win your case, ensuring you get the highest compensation payout possible. However, nothing is free, and you may be worried about how much you will end up paying for that legal counsel.
We are here to walk you through your personal injury lawyer fees so our clients stay informed of what to expect.
D.R. Patti & Associates, like many personal injury lawyers, work on contingency. That means you will not have to pay until win your case. Here is what you need to know about your costs.
What Are Contingency Fees?
Contingency fees are personal injury lawyer fees that you only pay when you win the case. The bulk of your lawyer’s pay usually comes from these, so it is as important to your lawyer for you to succeed as it is to you. Several factors affect their size, but they are typically between 30% and 50% of the final amount depending on where your case is in the litigation process. Because of this, a lawyer is likely to take your case only if they are confident they can win.
>For example, if you win a million-dollar settlement and promise your lawyer 30%, you owe them $300,000 in contingency fees and keep the other $700,000 for yourself.
Contingency Fees vs. Legal Costs
While your contingency fees are the pay rate you agree on with your lawyer, your case may still accrue legal costs. That includes but is not limited to:
- Court fees
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Investigator fees
- Copying costs
All of these will have to be paid separately from your contingency fees, and while your lawyer’s firm will cover some, they are still part of the total personal injury lawyer cost.
Ready for Help? Call a Personal Injury Attorney
D.R. Patti & Associates is a personal injury attorney serving Las Vegas, with the experience and skill to get you the compensation you deserve.
We will help you through every step of the process, and before you ever agree to anything, we will make sure you understand the costs. Call or complete our online contact form to learn more about our services.