How do you pay personal injury attorneys? Learn the ins and outs of their fees in this post.
If you’re injured, one of your first concerns might be, ”How will I ever afford a personal injury lawyer? Lawyers are expensive, aren’t they?”
Relax! Don’t sweat it.
Everyone can afford a personal injury lawyer. You can afford a good one, even if you have no monthly income whatsoever.
- Personal Injury Lawyers Only Get Paid When Your Case Wins
Not every personal injury lawyer works this way – more on this in a minute. But the vast majority of personal injury attorneys don’t charge you a penny until your settlement check is received.
Seems fair – doesn’t it? After all, the other party, not you, is responsible for your injuries.
- Most Personal Injury Law Firms Front the Expenses on Your Case
Most personal injury attorneys in Dallas advance the cost of all case expenses and only recover the expenses if a settlement is obtained. These expenses can include filing fees, expert costs, and the costs of medical records. After all, you may not be able to work for many weeks or months because of your injury. If you had to pay these expenses out of your own pocket your life would even be more stressful.
- Most Personal Injury Lawyers Charge 33.3% of Your Case’s Final Settlement Value
This is by far the most common billing practice. In fact, one-third contingency fees go back in the American legal system to the early 1800s.
It’s based on the idea that protecting your civil rights shouldn’t be based on how wealthy you are.
But of course, there are exceptions to this rule: some personal injury lawyers charge 40% or more, if your case goes to court. .
- Personal Injury Lawyers Only Take on Cases They’re Confident they Can Win in Court
You can argue any personal injury case you want in court – even if it is absurd.
It’s America. It’s your right.
But even though you see some of those lawyers on TV, most won’t take your case unless they’re convinced they can win yours.
It makes sense because it’s in the lawyers’ material interest to do so. They don’t get paid hourly as your case goes along. They get paid only when they win your case.
It’s a win-win-win situation: lawyers represent legitimate cases, you don’t have to pay lots of money you don’t have, and the legal system doesn’t get burdened with frivolous lawsuits.
At Mullen & Mullen, we only charge a 28% contingency fee when you mention you found us through this website, and your case settles out of court (about 90% do). This reduced contingency fee applies to all cases, except dangerous drug injury cases.
Contact us online today for your free consultation.