How Much do Car Accident Lawyers Charge?Return to FAQ Videos
A lot of people come to me and say, “Well, I don’t have the money to hire a lawyer”. And for that reason, we handle most injury claims on a contingency fee. What that means is, is you will not owe us anything unless we make a recovery for you. That’s even if we spend, we have expenses and spend money. You won’t owe us anything. So the fee is based upon the amount that we get for you. It’s called a contingency fee. And it’s designed to remove the risk from you and place the risk on the lawyer. This has been a standard way that injured people have been represented over the years.
Oftentimes, our clients are unable to work, unable to earn a living because of their injuries. They don’t have the ability to pay a lawyer. Many times the defendant are paying their lawyers 3-, 4-, $500 an hour. And, what I’ve found, is my clients don’t have that kind of money. So, we make available to them, a representation on a contingency fee. And what that means is, is that you don’t owe us anything unless we make a recovery for you. And you don’t owe us until we make a recovery for you. And that’s even though we spend thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars working up and preparing the case for trial.