Every law firm sets different rates for their legal services, so there is no standard cost for attorney’s fees in injury cases, just as how there is no standard settlement figure all plaintiffs receive if they win their cases.
Many personal injury lawyers in California will work on a “contingency fee basis,” which means:
- We work now, but you pay later: We understand that accident victims may be flooded with steep medical bills, vehicle repair costs, unpaid time off, and various other financial setbacks. So, paying for a personal injury lawyer may seem out of the question—but it doesn’t have to be. We postpone our attorney’s fees and provide our legal services to build you a strong case in hopes of winning your case.
- We charge a percentage of your compensation award instead of hourly fees: Per our fee agreement, which we will discuss during your first consultation, we will go over the percentage of your compensation award that we charge. By charging a lump sum over hourly rates, this allows you to take advantage of communicating with your lawyer without worrying about the cost. It also holds our team accountable for moving your case forward since we rely on your case settlement to get paid.
- We charge for our services only if we win your case: Within a contingency fee agreement, we agree to charge our attorney’s fees only if we win your case and only after you start receiving your compensation award. That way, you never have to pay us out of your financial account, but through the settlement/verdict you win. If we are unsuccessful with your case, you owe us no attorney’s fees.
If you have more questions about affording our legal services, you can ask them during your free case review, and one of our team members will answer.