FEES & PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS: WHAT TO CONSIDER
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FEES & PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
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There are industry norms for fees for personal injury and wrongful death cases. In general, the standard fee is one-third (1/3) of the settlement amount if no litigation is required. The percentage usually goes up if litigation is required, and it will increase further if the case goes to trial.
There’s no uniformity, however, in the fees that attorneys charge. Some attorneys advertise that they’re “discount lawyers,” and that they charge reduced rates. It’s true, they do charge reduced rates, but in our firm’s experience the clients don’t actually get more money in their pocket because of those reduced rates: They get less money in their pocket because the value of a case is not static, it’s dynamic. It changes based on what an attorney can do.
An attorney has a tremendous influence over the value of a case. If one attorney charges only 29% of the value of the case, that sounds better than an attorney who charges 35%. However, 71% of $10,000 dollars is a lot less than 65% of $100,000 dollars.
Percentages should not be the deciding factor. The quality of your attorney needs to be the deciding factor.
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I would highly recommend Brig for legal representation. He represented us in a case that seemed like David vs. Goliath. It was very paperwork and motion intensive, and Brig handled everything very professionally and was always on task. He was fantastic representing us in the courtroom and was very prepared. He always responded to us quickly and professionally, made good arguments, and we would absolutely use him again in the future.