How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?April 20, 2020
Being injured in an accident is no one’s idea of a good time, but you don’t have to let what happened to you go unpunished. The person who caused you harm and suffering could pay for their careless or wrongful actions. No matter how much you deserve justice, you can’t get it without filing a personal injury claim.
You must be able to prove your claim if you hope to win money for your suffering. Some people try to file a personal injury claim on their own because they think hiring a lawyer would be too expensive. It’s true that lawyers don’t work for free, but it’s important you learn how they get paid.
What Is a Contingency Fee Arrangement?
Many injury victims worry they don’t have enough money to secure a lawyer. For this reason, they often try to file claims on their own. Many of these injury victims don’t even call a lawyer to find out whether they could afford one.
Here’s the truth about paying a personal injury lawyer at our law firm. If our firm takes your case, you won’t pay us until after your case has been won and you receive a settlement. Your attorney’s fees actually come out of your settlement amount.
That means that you don’t actually ever have to pay your lawyer out of your own pocket.
This is often called a contingency fee arrangement. Your lawyer’s fees are contingent on your lawyer winning your case. You don’t pay anything if your lawyer doesn’t win your case.
This can be a great relief for many people who don’t have a lot of money to pay a lawyer.
The actual amount of money you pay depends largely on your case. The percentage can be negotiated with your lawyer so they will receive a percentage of your settlement. If it’s a small settlement, your lawyer receives a small fee. If the settlement is large, your lawyer’s fee increases because it’s based on percentage.
Lawyers Are Usually Worth the Expense
Some people don’t want to hire a lawyer because they feel the attorney’s fees will take too much away from the settlement. However, your lawyer knows what they’re doing. Not only will they likely increase your case’s chances of success, but they can also likely increase your overall settlement amount.
That means your lawyer’s fees literally pay for themselves because you would probably receive less money in a settlement if you tried to handle your case on your own.
Speak to a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer
You can afford to hire a personal injury lawyer in Florida because you don’t have to pay our firm any money up front. Learn more about how contingency fees work by talking to a lawyer directly. Call Gross & Schuster, P.A. at 850-434-3333 or fill out the below form to receive more information about attorneys at our firm.