Nobody intends to be in a car accident, but unfortunately, they happen daily. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do next. Should you hire a lawyer? How much will it cost? Below is a summary of what to expect regarding the cost of hiring a car accident lawyer in Chicago.
How Does a Car Accident Lawyer Get Paid?
Unlike divorce and criminal lawyers who charge an hourly rate, most car accident lawyers in Chicago work on a contingency fee basis. You will only receive charges if they can recover compensation for your injuries. Contingency fees are generally a percentage of the total settlement or verdict that the lawyer obtains for you.
The average contingency fee is 33%. If you win your case and receive a $10,000 settlement, your lawyer would receive $3,300. However, this fee may range from 30 to 40% depending on a few factors, including;
- Expected duration of your case
- Probability of your case going to trial
- Lawyer’s experience and the size of the law firm
- The complexity of the case
Before hiring a car accident lawyer, ensure you understand how they charge for their services. This will help you budget for the costs of hiring a lawyer and avoid any surprises down the road. Some lawyers are willing to negotiate, while others may not be as flexible. It depends on the individual lawyer and their policy. However, it’s always worth asking if they’re willing to negotiate their fees.
How Can a Lawyer From Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers Help you?
At Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality legal representation after a car accident. We understand that the cost of a lawyer may be one of your primary concerns, which is why we offer free initial consultations. We’ll then help you navigate the complex legal process and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
If you don’t feel persuaded yet, here are some facts that show we win:
- We have been named one of the Most Influential Law Firms in America by Trial Lawyer Magazine
- We have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients
- We are one of the best-reviewed law firms in the greater Chicago and Tampa areas
Contact us today and join the lengthy list of satisfied Disparti clients who say, “Larry Wins!”