How much does it cost to hire a lawyer for a rear-end accident case?

If you’ve been rear ended and are considering hiring a lawyer, you may be wondering how much it will cost. However, nearly all personal injury attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about paying anything upfront. Most injury lawyers will charge a percentage of the total recovery, if and only if there is a financial recovery. That percentage may depend on the following:

  • The stage of your case: If your case is settled prior to filing a lawsuit, the attorney’s fee is usually lower. If an attorney has to file a lawsuit, oftentimes the fee will increase. Navigating the court system brings a new set of challenges, deadlines, and filings.
  • The type of case: In most instances and states, there are fee caps put into place by law. This means there is a limit to the amount or percentage an attorney can recover. Typically, fees are regulated by the state’s bar association, and they are oftentimes negotiable. Speak to an attorney to determine what he or she will charge before making a decision.

It’s important to note that most personal injury lawyers offer free consultations, so you can discuss your case with a lawyer and get a better understanding of the potential fees and costs involved before making any decisions.

Here are some other factors to consider when thinking about the cost of hiring a lawyer for a rear-end collision case:

  • The potential benefits of hiring a lawyer: The potential benefits of doing so can far outweigh the fees and costs. A lawyer may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve, which can help cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the accident.
  • You won’t have to pay fees or costs upfront: Generally speaking, a personal injury lawyer will have to pay costs on your behalf. This may include things such as ordering medical records, court filing fees, postage, etc. A good personal injury attorney will keep track of these costs and deduct them at the end of a settlement or jury verdict so that you don’t have to pay them upfront.
  • The value of your case: If your case involves significant damages, such as serious injuries or long-term disability, the potential compensation you could receive may be much higher than if your case involves only minor injuries or property damage.
  • Your ability to negotiate with the insurance company: If you’re comfortable negotiating with the insurance company on your own and are confident that you can get a fair settlement, you may not need to hire a lawyer. However, if you’re not familiar with the legal system or are unsure of your rights, hiring a lawyer may be the best course of action.

If you’re considering hiring a lawyer for a rear-end accident case, contact The Ruth Law Team for a free consultation. We can help you understand your legal options and work with you to pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (888) 783-8378 to speak with an attorney.

You can also visit us by appointment at one of our Florida Law Offices, Minnesota Law Offices, or Georgia Law Offices.

Please note that the answers to each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.