Typical Fees in a Personal Injury Case
Contingency Fee Agreements: Fees Based on Positive Outcomes
Personal injury victims have enough to worry about. In addition to the physical pain, they can be out of work for weeks, months or longer. Some accident victims will never be able to return to work. On top of that, the medical bills pile up. The mortgage must be paid. Your family needs support.
Who has the money to pay for a lawyer? Nobody.
That is why most personal injury attorneys handle personal injury and wrongful death cases on contingency. Contingency fee agreements mean that you do not owe us at all until we get a favorable outcome for you. If we do not get a favorable outcome, either through a settlement or a jury verdict, then you do not owe us anything.
We typically take a percentage of the amount of money you recover, usually a third (about 33%). We also reimburse ourselves for the expenses we paid to file the lawsuit — costs for things like hiring medical experts or accident reconstruction experts, court costs and copy fees for important documents.
What separates one attorney from the rest is our ability to hire and pay for all of the experts. At Tyler & Peery, we have the resources to handle your case the right way.
The Resources to Handle Your Case the Right Way
If we do not get a recovery, we do not get paid. Our expenses, such as the costs of the experts and documents, are paid out of our own law firm resources. We have the resources to pay for extensive preparation, but the idea of losing your case gives us extra incentive to win — as if we needed it.
At the Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we are passionate about seeking justice for our clients. We do this by taking steps to maximize your recovery. Our attorneys partner with health care planners, economists, accident reconstructionists and life care planners to conduct complex calculations regarding the true impact of your personal injury on your life. We do not just look at what you are unable to do now, but how your injury will affect you throughout your life. This broad view helps us maximize the worth of your case so that you recover the compensation you need and deserve, even after attorneys fees are paid.
Contact a lawyer at the San Antonio, Texas, Law Offices of Tyler & Peery. Initial consultations are free and confidential. Home and hospital visits are available by request for serious personal injury victims.