November 29, 2016
Accidents can be expensive. In many cases, victims are dealing with medical expenses, damage to their property, and losing out on weeks or months of income – all of which can result in significant financial uncertainty.
For this reason, accident victims are often hesitant to retain an attorney. Lawyers, after all, are known for charging extremely high hourly rates, making quality legal representation inaccessible to many ordinary Americans.
The Lawyers of Torgenson Law Make Themselves Accessible to All Clients
People who have been hurt by the negligence of others deserve legal representation, regardless of their ability to pay for an attorney out of pocket.
For this reason, at Torgenson Law, we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that you will not owe us anything for representing you unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.
In addition, because any fees that we do collect come directly out of your settlement or award, at no point will you need to reach into your own pocket to pay for legal representation.
Wondering if You Have a Case? Come in for a Free Consultation
Not only do we not charge up-front fees when you retain us, but we will also sit down with you at no-cost to learn about your case and determine whether you might have a legal claim.
Furthermore, coming in for a consultation does not create any obligation on your part – if you do not want to retain our firm, you still will not owe us anything for the initial evaluation.
The Bottom Line
To finally answer the question posed at the beginning of this article, the amount it will cost you to hire a personal injury attorney depends on the value of your case, whether it goes to trial, whether you will need to hire expert witnesses, and other factors.
Generally speaking, your personal injury attorney will take a third of your recovery for legal fees as well as recoup costs associated with litigation, such as court costs, filing fees, expert witness fees, and document preparation.
If you have been hurt in a preventable accident, retaining an attorney is the best way you can protect your legal rights.