How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Georgia Car Wreck Attorney?
Most People Don’t Know This, but Getting advice from an Accident Attorney Won’t Cost You a Dime
How is that possible? Aren’t attorneys supposed to be expensive? Georgia car wreck lawyers and injury attorneys, or “personal injury” attorneys, usually work on a contingency fee basis, so there is no upfront fee. Well, what does that mean? You can watch the video above, read the transcript below, or read this article for more information.
There is no good reason not to consult with a Georgia Auto Accident Attorney. The initial consultation is free, and the advice could help you protect your accident claim from the insurance companies. Why would you need protection? Well, the at-fault driver’s insurance company is hoping to save themselves money by minimizing your claim of injuries. Once you and an attorney both sign an agreement stating that he or she is your attorney, then the insurance companies have to speak to the attorney, not you. A Georgia car wreck lawyer will know what to say and do to ensure that you get a fair and just settlement. An experienced attorney will also be able to gauge better what your claim may be worth, and will not let an insurance company low ball their offers.
How Does an Attorney Get Paid on a Personal Injury Case?
Most personal injury attorneys are paid based on a percentage of the total recovery from your injury case. This percentage is ordinarily one-third of the total amount recovered, although it varies from attorney to attorney.
EXAMPLE: If your case settles for $10,000, the attorney fee would be $3,333. In some situations, the attorney is also entitled to recover his/her expenses of the settlement as well, which can include such things as ordering medical records, depositions, etc. These may be costs which the attorney advances that are necessary for the case, so ordinarily, he is entitled to be reimbursed for these costs when the case gets settled.
I always have a contingency fee contract that I will ask the client to sign if I am going to represent him. It explains all the terms and conditions of the representation, and I always advise my clients to read over it very carefully before they sign it. The client must read and understand the attorney-client contingency fee contract. It contains all of the details about the terms and conditions of the representation.