If you are considering whether you need to hire a personal injury attorney to help you after you’ve been injured caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct, you likely have many questions. You may be concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney to represent you.
Attorneys are paid either by an agreed upon hourly rate, an agreed upon flat rate for legal services, or based on a contingency fee. When you hire an attorney, he or she should go over the costs of legal services with you and answer all of your questions. Also, you should enter into a written fee agreement.
Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay for an attorney unless your claim is successful. The attorney’s payment is contingent upon making a recovery for you.
The contingency fee method was developed to assist clients who have a valid claim, but would normally be unable to afford the up-front costs of an attorney to represent them. Instead, the attorney is paid a percentage of the plaintiff’s settlement or jury award. Contingency fee agreements are almost always the method of payment in personal injury cases, including car accident cases.
The industry-wide standard percentage for attorneys is one-third of the settlement or jury award, less case costs such as filing fees and the costs of expert witnesses.
Miller Lathrop covers all costs and fees up front and we do not charge for the initial consultation. Case costs and attorneys fees are paid after the conclusion of your case, from the settlement or jury award. If you do not make a recovery in your case, you pay us nothing. This compensation structure is standard across the legal industry. If you have any questions about attorney compensation, feel free to schedule an initial consultation where we explain the personal injury legal process.
Further, we help our clients manage their immediate concerns. After a catastrophic accident many people find it difficult to deal with the immediate concerns, like getting the bills paid. We understand this and we take steps to make sure our client’s immediate needs are met.
We take charge and make sure medical bills are properly submitted, paid, and tracked as case evidence. We keep our clients out of collection so their credit score remains unaffected. Miller Lathrop attorneys zealously advocate for our clients. We are experienced, skilled, compassionate attorneys, known for our trial work.
When we say we care about our clients, it isn’t just lip service. We are dedicated to getting you the best possible outcome for your case. We invite you to get to know us here and read what our clients have to say about us here.
Omaha Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve suffered serious injury and have long-term impact from an accident, you need to make sure that you’re compensated fairly. Hire an attorney who knows the serious effects that this accident will have on your life, health, and your ability to work in the future.
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Miller Lathrop serves clients throughout Eastern Nebraska and parts of Western Iowa including Douglas County, Sarpy County, Lancaster County, and Pottawattamie County, as well as the cities of Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Papillion, Fremont, Blair, Elkhorn, and Council Bluffs.