There is no set price for how much lawyers charge for truck accident claims. However, most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you pay nothing upfront. The lawyer will take out their attorney’s fees from a percentage of the awards they win for you in your case.
There may be some general expenses associated with vehicle accident claims, but the exact amount a lawyer will charge depends on your specific case. Some factors that may change the amount a lawyer will charge include:
- The difficulty of your case
- How much time your case takes
- The lawyer’s experience level
- Whether the lawyer must argue at trial
These are not the only factors that could affect an attorney’s fee, and there can be other costs associated with legal cases.
What Legal Fees Include
Legal fees typically include the time and work that the attorney and their team put into your case. This may include:
- Time spent gathering evidence
- Cost of filing a lawsuit
- Time spent negotiating a settlement
- Any miscellaneous costs associated with your case
Administrative fees may also be included, which usually account for work by a paralegal or office employee. You generally do not have to pay any of these fees upfront for a personal injury case. Instead, the law firm handling your personal injury case will take a cut from the settlement they win for you. This is known as a contingency fee—the fee is contingent on the lawyer winning the case for you.
The Benefits of Contingency Fees
Most personal injury lawyers offer this type of cost arrangement because so many people cannot afford to pay for a lawsuit on an hourly basis. Contingency fees are also a risk-free way to attempt to recover compensation for victims. You might be swamped with medical bills, vehicle repair costs, lost wages, and other expenses related to your truck accident. If you had to pay all those costs on top of attorney’s fees, you might be left underwater. A lawyer who works on a contingency-fee-basis can help you win the awards you deserve without forcing you to pay anything out-of-pocket.
Settlement vs. Trial
In a truck accident case, a personal injury lawyer and their team will gather evidence and build your case with the goal of proving that the other party caused your accident and damages. They do this by either negotiating with an insurance company or taking your case to trial.
The lawyer will first try to reach an agreed-upon settlement with the insurance company because this is a quick, easy way to get their client the financial award they deserve. The American Bar Association confirms that only a small percentage of personal injury cases ever go to trial. However, sometimes an insurance company is unwilling to give the victim what they deserve based on their circumstances. In this case, a lawyer might suggest arguing your case at trial.
This option is typically more expensive, based on court fees and the extra time and effort involved in trying your case in front of a judge and/or a jury.
Pay No Upfront Costs When You Hire Us
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. We want to help—that is why our lawyers do not charge for truck accident claims until we recover compensation for you.
You should not have to suffer financial pressure if someone else’s negligence caused your accident. We will work to get you compensation to help cover expenses such as:
- Medical bills
- Car repair or replacement
- Other property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost income
- Reduced income capacity
This is not an exhaustive list of the compensation you might be entitled to based on your truck accident. A lawyer from our firm can evaluate all your damages and estimate the amount you deserve. They can also negotiate with the insurance company of the person (or people) who caused the truck accident or file a lawsuit against them and argue for you at trial.
If you are ready to take on the negligent party and hold them accountable for your losses, call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 235-0444. We offer a free, no-obligation review of your case with a member of our team.