Many people falsely believe that Seattle personal injury car accident lawyers are too expensive to hire and they cannot afford one. People believe this because they believe in general all lawyers are expensive. This could not be further from the truth. While most other areas of law such as criminal law, family law, and business lawyers are expensive and require large up front retainers of $2000 or more and charge $200-$500 an hour, Seattle personal injury lawyer are paid out of the settlement with no up front costs or hourly charges.
Seattle car accident injury lawyers are paid on a contingency fee basis. This means that if your case turns out to be worth nothing or the case is your fault, you don’t owe the personal injury lawyer anything. Only if you collect money from your insurance or the third party defendant’s insurance company will your lawyer take a cut of the settlement.
Most Seattle personal injury lawyers charge between 1/3 of the settlement and 40% of the settlement. This amount is based upon the total settlement and not just what the client recovers. This means that the lawyer takes his or her fee based on the settlement total which includes medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.
If you have been injured in a car accident, please give us a call to receive your free consultation.