In most auto accident lawsuits on behalf of the person who was injured or killed, a lawyer will charge a contingency fee. The lawyer’s fee is typically a standard one third (33.3%) of the amount recovered, minus costs and expenses. Costs and expenses can include the following: filing fees; medical records; expert witness fees; private investigators; deposition fees; trial exhibits; mediation fees; etc. These costs and expenses may be high, further reducing your potential recovery. There also may be medical and other liens on the potential recovery that take even more money out of your pocket. Auto accidents involving serious injuries can be life changing, and every penny that you can save is critical.
What can be done to increase the amount of your potential recovery?
What if you could hire a great auto accident lawyer, who would take less than the standard one third referral fee? A lawyer to attempt to broker a lower fee for you at the beginning of the case is the answer.