How Affordable Is It To Hire A Car Accident Lawyer?
Most people who consider hiring a lawyer after suffering financially disastrous injuries in a car accident have never hired lawyers before. If you ask Google, in general terms, how much clients pay lawyers per hour of their services, the results will scare you. This is because, in answering the question, Google is lumping all kinds of lawyers and all kinds of legal cases together. This makes sense in the context of cases like the one on which the U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule, about the photographer who originally captured the image has plenty of money to spend on lawyers, as do the estates of Warhol and Prince. Likewise, celebrity divorce lawyers like Robert Stephan Cohen, who has represented the likes of Rupert Murdoch, Chris Rock, and Melinda Gates and is currently representing Kanye West, probably charges a bundle. Do not let this intimidate you, though. Hiring a Columbia car accident lawyer is a lot more affordable than you think it is.
How Do Personal Injury Lawyers Get Paid?
Most personal injury lawyers do not make clients pay by the hour as they go. This method of payment works in practice areas like corporate litigation and intellectual property law, but it does not work in personal injury cases. If you are struggling with medical bills from a serious injury, especially if the injury is so serious that you are unable to work, then you certainly don’t have money in your budget to pay a lawyer $100 or more for every hour of work it takes to get a settlement that will cover your accident-related losses.
Therefore, many car accident lawyers, including the ones at the Stanley Law Group, collect payment on a contingency basis. This means that you pay your lawyer a percentage of the settlement or damages award that you receive. You agree with your lawyer, before you file a lawsuit, how much you will seek in damages and what percentage you will pay your lawyer; the requested damages should be equal to your accident-related losses, including medical bills, lost income, and legal services. At the Stanley Law Group, consultations are always free; talking to a lawyer about your situation does not cost anything.
How Do You Know If You Need to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
Some people decide to hire a car accident lawyer when they realize that the amount of their accident-related losses exceeds their insurance policy limits. This is often the case with people whose injuries are so serious that they must stay out of the workforce for an extended period. Even if you have enough insurance coverage to pay for all your medical bills, insurance companies are not especially generous about dispensing the money. Some people hire car accident lawyers to help them get a fair settlement from the relevant insurance companies.
Let Us Help You Today
The personal injury lawyers at the Stanley Law Group can help you get a fair insurance settlement or file a lawsuit and will not ask you for any money until you get paid. Contact The Stanley Law Group in Columbia, South Carolina or call (803)799-4700 for a free initial consultation.