The Cost of a Personal Injury Attorney

cost of a personal injury attorneyWhat is the Cost of a Personal Injury Attorney?

The personal injury Law Firm is committed to providing clients with the counsel and support to deliver effective and affordable justice to all injury victims. The cost of a personal injury attorney is less than you may think. At the outset an initial consultation – in person or over the phone – is free. After that, personal injury attorneys often charge on a contingency fee basis – that is, they take a ‘cut’ of your settlement. For that ‘cut’ you want to be sure that your attorney of choice works hard to help you recover the most, not just get a ‘quick check‘ to pay their advertising bills.

For all of the prospective clients of the Law Firm, we offer the following:

If accepted, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you“Don’t Pay Unless You Win.”

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Do I Have A Claim?

The first thing that many people wonder when they are hurt in a personal injury accident – at work, in an automobile, a maritime claim, 18-wheeler accident, or any potential injury case  – if they have a legal claim.  An experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney, such as Attorney Ed Kramer, can analyze the specific facts of your case. He can and will counsel you regarding who might be at fault and whether they can be held legally accountable, in full or in part, for the harm caused. This process is free. It is included as a cost to hire a personal injury attorney. So, to get started, there is no cost at all. The cost of a personal injury attorney is lower than you may think.

cost of a personal injury attorney

Most personal injury attorneys charge a percentage of what is collected.

Can I Handle the Case Myself and Save the Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Absolutely! Most attorneys charge 1/3 of what they recover. There is no prohibition on representing yourself.

It is natural that following an accident you may want to settle the matter quickly and move on with your life.  You may even be tempted to try to take care of all issues—including legal issues—without getting professional representation. However, there are risks to going it alone.  There may be insurance coverage available for medical bills even if there are no resources available to pay for the pain and suffering.  There may be other potentially responsible parties.

Do you know your legal rights regarding your claims communications with the insurance company? Whether you must consent to a tape recorded statement?  Whether if you have a pre-existing injury, prior driving accidents or tickets, or a criminal record, if these issues help or hurt your claim? Do you have experience with other cases to know what your case is worth? Do you know what you must do to pursue your claim if the insurer offers nothing or too little?  An experienced personal injury attorney such as Ed Kramer knows the answers to these questions.

What is My Case Worth?

It is impossible to make generalizations about the value of any case without knowing the details of the harm caused and the manner in which it was caused.  One of the most important jobs that your attorney will perform is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to detailing all possible losses that will translate into a legal recovery.  Louisiana personal injury laws allow recovery for a wide range of situations, many of which may not be readily apparent to the injured party.  This includes past medical bills, future medical and rehabilitation costs, therapy, lost past wages, lost future income, pain and suffering, and more.

The amount you will recover is dependent on the facts of your case and the skill of the personal injury attorneys who accompany you throughout the process.  Did you know that you have a claim for the way in which your spouse’s injuries have impacted you even though you yourself may not have been injured?cost of a personal injury attorney

What Do I Do After An Accident?

You may be disoriented, shaken, and confused after an accident.  However, in the aftermath of an accident, it is important to obtain crucial information.  After an accident, if possible, you should note key facts regarding the circumstances of the wreck. Such as time of day, the weather conditions, the parties involved, statements made by the police and other witnesses. Do this as soon as possible so that you will remember this information later.

How Do I Handle Insurance Adjusters?

When accidents occur, it is common for an insurance company to ask you to make a recorded statement. It is never wise to do so without having first consulted your Baton Rouge personal injury attorney.

If you decide to do so without an attorney’s advice, you should keep a few facts in mind.  First, insurance adjusters can discretely influence you into saying something that would hurt or limit your claim. Two, any recorded statements you make to an insurance adjuster might be used against you. Lastly, depending on when the statement is taken you may not remember all the facts.

All things considered, picking the right lawyer is well worth the cost of a personal injury attorney.  Contact the Personal Injury Law Firm for a free initial consultation.