The costs of hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer vary case by case. Nevertheless, what usually happens when you first hire a lawyer to represent you is that you two will agree on a percentage that they will take from your final compensatory award.
According to the American Bar Association (ABA), your lawyer will typically charge one-third of your winnings. Still, even though your lawyer won’t require any upfront costs, there might be other fees you are required to pay in certain situations.
Why Hiring a Lawyer at Our Firm Is More Affordable Than You May Think
At our law firm, we offer a free consultation to all motorcycle accident victims.
This gives you the chance to connect with our team to review the specifics of your case, ask questions, get an idea of what the claims process will look like for you, and estimate how robust of a settlement you can expect to receive—all before paying for anything or signing a contract.
This free case review is the perfect first step for those who are unsure they need or can afford an attorney.
How Contingency Fees Work
We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis. This means that generally speaking, we take our fees out of the settlement you receive, and you pay nothing unless and until you win your case.
This does not, however, always mean that the process is entirely free of charge. Depending on the firm you work with and the specifics of your case, you may be responsible for covering smaller expenses associated with:
- Court fees
- Document acquisition fees
- Fees for securing expert testimonies
- Other minor expenses
How the Benefits of Legal Representation Outweigh the Costs
In most cases, any upfront fees are ones that you would have to cover with or without a lawyer, and the benefits of legal counsel far outweigh the burden of these upfront costs. There are many benefits of turning the claims process over to an attorney with our firm.
The most notable of these include:
Prevent Common Missteps
The claims process is incredibly complex. Between gathering evidence, filing paperwork correctly and on time, and proving negligence; mistakes are easy to make but hard to undo.
An attorney on our team will have experience with claims like yours and can ensure your case is as strong as possible. This way, the other party’s legal team has no way to dispute your claim.
Send a Message of Strength
Insurance companies know that victims who negotiate without legal representation are at a disadvantage.
By employing an attorney with our firm, you are sending a clear message that you mean business and will fight for the compensation you and your family need and deserve.
Your attorney will review the specifics of your case, conduct a thorough investigation into the events that led up to your accident, collect and document evidence to build your case, file paperwork, and negotiate or litigate for the compensation you are legally entitled to collect.
You Can Count On Our Lawyers to Accurately Assess Your Damages
Adding up the costs of all the damages you have incurred is tedious and overwhelming. Let your lawyer take charge of this task. They might find that you are eligible for two types of damages: non-economic and economic.
These losses are emotional and physical, so it is difficult to put an exact price on each of them. Leave it to your lawyer to figure it out. Some examples of non-economic losses you can recover include:
- Pain and suffering
- Disability and scarring
- Impaired quality of life
These losses are financial, as you can determine the exact costs for each. Some of them include:
- Emergency medical care
- Hospital stays
- Medication and medical equipment
- Doctor’s appointments
- Lab work
- Lost wages
- Future lost earning capacity
- Property damage
All the damages listed in both categories aren’t the only ones you can sue for. Your attorney can see if you qualify for others.
Get In Touch With Us Today to Get Started On Your Case
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you deserve a legal team that’s committed to standing up for your rights and making sure your voice is heard every step of the way.
Serving Cook, Lake, Dupage, and Kane Counties; The Kryder Law Group, LLC has built a reputation for winning cases when it matters most. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases across the state and will fight to help you secure fair compensation for your losses.
The first call is free of charge, and all legal services are provided on a contingency-fee basis. Reach out to us today, and call (312) 223-1700 to speak with a member of our team.