How Much Does Hiring An Injury Lawyer Cost?
Presser Law, P.A. Has No Upfront Attorney Cost Or Fees
As an injury lawyer or attorney in the Central Florida area for over 10 years, one of the more common inquiries I receive concerns payment to retain my services by injury victims. It is not uncommon for an injury victim to worry about the cost of retaining an attorney or lawyer. For many people, before they even seek out an injury lawyer all they know is that attorneys can be expensive many people simply cannot afford upfront costs of retaining an attorney to fight major insurance companies or corporations for the injuries they sustained.
As a car accident and injury attorney, I am a “contingency fee” attorney. This means I am paid only once a contingency is reached. In the case of car accident or other injury cases, the contingency is the recovery of money as compensation for an injury. The contingency, or monetary recovery, is typically reached in the form of a trial verdict or settlement of the case. As such, there are no upfront costs or fees to my clients who choose to retain my services.
Instead of upfront fees or costs, contingency fee attorneys are paid out of the recovery received. This means injury attorneys, generally, work for free until we resolve your case, either by trial verdict or through a settlement. Upon resolution, a percentage of the recovery, typically 1/3 or 40%, depending on when the case reaches a resolution, is paid to the attorney, in addition to their costs. However, there are some instances where attorney’s fees are limited by statute. For example, Florida Statute §768.28 limits attorney’s fees where the injured party files a claim against a government body or agency to 25%.
Now there is a caveat to all of this. Florida allows lawyers to place a lien on the cases they handle should a client terminate the lawyers services for whatever reason. This allows a lawyer to recover their actual costs at the time of termination as well as a quantum meruit, or reasonable amount, for attorney’s fees on the work they have performed up to that point. This amount is also paid only at the resolution of the case.
Do not let your financial concerns cause you to pass on retaining an injury attorney. Whether you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, trip and fall, slip and fall, or any other reason, or suffered an untimely death, Presser Law, P.A. is prepared to fight for justice without any upfront costs to you.
Presser Law, P.A. is a Central Florida injury firm proudly serving all injury victims throughout Central Florida residents of Brevard County, Lake County, Osceola County, Orange County, Seminole County, and Volusia County.
Presser Law, P.A. was founded on the idea that injury victims deserve aggressive and straight forward representation to help them through some of their most difficult times. “Fighting for Justice. Fighting for You.” is more than a motto. It is our promise and reminder to our clients that we will be with them, fighting to make sure they receive the compensation they deserve.