If you are considering filing a personal injury claim with the help of The Dashner Law Firm, then you will probably have to pay some form of personal injury attorney fees. The good news about working with our law firm is that we do not collect until you receive compensation. This eliminates much of the hassle involved with hiring legal help and hopefully promotes the best results. The following are some of the fees that you should be aware of that may be involved in your case.
Typically, personal injury attorney fees involve a contingency fee. Usually, the state limits this fee to 40% or below your settlement amount. It is common for the attorney to negotiate an agreement for a 33.33% contingency fee. This means that they will receive one-third of your settlement amount. Many people feel this agreement is worth their investment. It allows them to avoid the hassle of the legal work, and they usually receive a higher settlement because of the attorney’s experience.
Sometimes the settlement date can influence the percentage that is taken by an attorney. Typically, if the case is settled before a lawsuit is filed, then lawyers cannot receive any contingency fees above 33.33%. However, if the settlement is reached after a lawsuit is filed, the contingency fee may raise.
Other Expenses & Fees
There are usually other expenses related to your case that you will be responsible for paying. These costs are in addition to the contingency fee and include things like fees for expert witnesses, postage costs, investigator fees, filing fees, and costs to obtain medical records.
If you want to know more details about personal injury attorney fees, contact The Dashner Law Firm today. Our number is 972-793-8989. We’d be happy to discuss your case and the associated expense of hiring legal assistance.