How Do I Pay an Attorney to Handle a Personal Injury Claim?

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If you’ve got a personal injury claim from a trucking collision, car wreck, animal attack, motorcycle wreck, or some other way, you may be out of work for some time. Even if you don’t have to miss work, you are likely to have other expenses like co-pays and deductibles for medical treatment, expenses relating to your car repairs or a rental while the case is investigated, payments for your prescriptions, and other expenses.

Most personal injury lawyers will take your case on a contingency fee basis. This means that they take a percentage of your recovery after the case is over. This system works well for a personal injury claim, like yours, because it’s one less thing you have to worry about. Typically, the fee is one-third of the total recovery. Additionally, most firms will advance the costs of litigation, for things like paying for copies of records, consulting experts, obtaining black box information from a wreck, and the many costs of litigating a case through the court system. Those costs are different from fees, and they are paid separately, because if the law firm didn’t advance those costs, you’d have to pay them out-of-pocket. Not everyone knows this, but it’s illegal for a law firm to loan a client money. Advancing the costs for handling the claim and lawsuit, and agreeing to take fees at the end of the case, are the only two ways a lawyer can directly give a client financial support in a personal injury claim.

Some cases, like nursing home negligence and premises liability cases, can be very complex, and take much longer than a typical car wreck claim. Firms may charge a higher fee for those. At the Miller Law Group, we try to make sure our clients always get more out of a case than we do. Most firms won’t make that same effort. Additionally, if you have unpaid medical expenses, or liens or subrogation claims from your health insurance plan after a claim, we’ll try to negotiate those for you as well, and we don’t charge an extra fee for that work.

At the Miller Law Group, our clients come first. We always put your interests ahead of ours. Contact us today for a free consultation. If we don’t think we can help you, we’ll tell you so. If we do think we can help, we’ll take your case on a contingency fee basis. Contact the award-winning lawyers of the Miller Law Group today.  We’ve got your back.

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