When you sign your contingency fee agreement with our personal injury law firm the details of our fee structure is explained in detail so there will be no hidden fee charges. There are no we got you or you should have known fees. All the fees and expenses are explained in paragraph 1 and 2 of our contingency fee agreement and you will initial next to each to make sure you read them. We want our clients to trust their attorneys to provide them with the peace of mind and reduce their headaches. Our goal is not to make money from your pocket but be able to obtain the best result possible for your injuries and damages.
When you are involved in an accident with another person, and the other person is at fault, they will pay to repair your car damage or total your vehicle. However, before they pay for anything they have to determine if their insured was at fault and is responsible for your car damage. Their investigation process could take up to 30 days depending on their insured’s cooperation, the duration it takes for the police report to get ready, and other factors. Therefore, if you have collision coverage on your own insurance policy, it is best practice to use your own insurance for faster results. Would the insurance company raise my premiums? My answer is usually yes, however, not for the reasons that you think and you have options to lower the premiums.
“No Attorney Fee if No Recovery” means that you will not be responsible for your attorney fees if we lose your case or do not settle your case with the responsible party or their insurance company. We will charge you a percentage of the settlement instead of the typical retainer and hourly fees that attorneys charge. Therefore, if we lose your case any percentage X $0.00 = $0.00 and you owe us nothing for attorney fees. This allows you as a victims of a car accident to receive the proper medical attention that you need without worrying about the outrageous legal fees piling up. In addition, this will give you the opportunity to handle your property damage much faster and get back to your daily lives.
The most important thing to know is that, if you get into an accident, you are generally responsible for the payment of your medical bills as you incur them. The only exception is car accidents in “no fault” states, discussed below. Even if the person who injured you is clearly at fault, the law does not require him or her to pay your medical bills on an ongoing basis. The only thing the law requires is that, if the other person is at fault, he or she must pay you damages to resolve your lawsuit -- and in many cases, your medical bills are a part of those damages. But the defendant does not have to pay your medical bills as they come in.