If you have been hit in an accident by a careless driver, you may be owed compensation. It is the compensation owed to you that can influence your chances of arriving at an agreement with a lawyer. Find out more about contingency fee matters by reading below.
Contingent on a Win
A contingency fee agreement allows accident victims to get a lawyer started on their cases right away, even if they don't have money to pay them. An agreement is formed between the victim and the personal injury lawyer that specifies a percentage fee owed if the case is won. For example, you and your lawyer might agree that you will pay them 40% of your accident settlement for representing you.
What the Lawyer Will Do
The agreement will set out what you can expect your lawyer to do. However, most lawyers will:
Not All Accidents Work with Contingency Fee Arrangements
If your accident did not involve any physical injuries, then your best course of action is to ask the insurer to pay for your vehicle damages. You won't be able to use a contingency fee arrangement if you have no injuries. Very low damage cases may not be appropriate if the insurer is already offering you enough money to pay for your damages. Personal injury lawyers won't take a case if it's not the right course of action for the client.
To learn more, talk to an auto accident lawyer.
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