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the Price of Personal Injury Lawyers

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Location 
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Description
$ 1500
Mar 2008
Chicago, IL
Fraud lawyer after a car accident  more... close row
$ 9400
Jun 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Lawyer recovering expenses after car accident  more... close row

Description of service

I was in a car accident that resulted in my car being totaled and me being taken to the hospital in an ambulance for examination and staying overnight. The accident was not my fault at all and I hired a personal injury lawyer to sue the other driver to recover the value of my car, reimbursement for my medical bills, and compensation for my pain and suffering as a result of the accident.


Review of Service

Personal injury lawyers almost always work on a contingency fee basis, which means that they only get paid if they recover money for their client, and, if they don't recover anything, then then get paid zero. Because of the unpredictability of the cases, these types of lawyers charge higher fees. I talked to a few of them and the fees ranged from 33% to 45% of the settlement or award. The attorney that I hired agreed to 33% and it didn't cost me any money up front because he paid for all of the court filings, copying fees, and the deposition costs. He did a very good job of keeping me informed about the progress of my case, even though it took a almost a year to get it resolved, and he gave me good advice and his recommendation when it was time to decide whether or not to accept the final settlement offer. I was satisfied with the results and work.


Tips

My only tip is to talk to a few attorneys before hiring anyone so that you can get an idea of what the value of your case might be and compare fees between law firms. Because they work on many cases, it is important that they try to get as much money as possible for you and not settle for too low of an amount.


$ 70000
Jan 2008
Raleigh, NC
Personal injury attorney  more... close row
$ 2100
Feb 2007
Arlington, TX
Personal injury lawyer when rear ended  more... close row
$ 0
Jun 2007
Clearwater, FL
Lawyer helped after bike accident  more... close row
$ 5000
Sep 2006
Paradise Valley, AZ
Attorney did not seem to look out for client's best interest  more... close row
$ 4000
Dec 2006
Hickory, NC
Believed advertisements and got ripped off  more... close row
$ 5000
Oct 2006
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Lawyer was neither honest nor helpful  more... close row
$ 890
Jan 2007
Madison, TN
Lawyer never stopped trying  more... close row
$ 1300
Mar 2007
Ashland, KY
Injured in a car accident  more... close row
$ 0
Jul 2007
Tampa, FL
Bad experience with injury lawyer  more... close row