Any time that a legal case is pursued, the cost of the process is a concern for the one executing the case. Most of the expense from a personal injury case comes from the hiring and working with a specialist attorney. When entering into a personal injury case, it is important to plan for such a cost and be aware of how to best mitigate this while receiving the best support possible.
The first thing that you should try to figure out is what kind of and how your lawyer assess fees. This can sometimes be found on any given law firm’s website, but the best way is to asking during the initial, and usually free, consultation. Some lawyers will ask for a certain payment amount up front, others require some right away and some after the case is won. Most commonly, however, lawyers don’t require payment until the case is complete and, in some cases, won.
The fee amount in a personal injury cases varies depending on the length and nature of the case. There is always a base or hourly fee for the lawyer, but additional costs are accrued based on aspects and actions in the lawsuit. For example, if the acquisition of medical records, police reports, postage costs, or other things are necessary, the costs of those will be added to the lawyer’s fees.
When estimating and planning personal injury lawyer fees, the complexity of the case is a good gauge. The best way to calculate these costs however is to meet with a consult with a lawyer. If you or someone you know is looking to begin a personal injury case, we at the Franco Law Firm are here to help. Please feel free to contact us anytime.