What is the Average Attorney Fee in a Personal Injury Case?
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, hiring an attorney is an important step to receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries. However, with medical bills piling up, you may be wondering, “How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?”
What is the average attorney fee in a personal injury case?
The good news is that hiring an attorney to handle your personal injury case is more affordable than you may think!
In this article, we’ll break down what you can expect to pay when you hire an experienced injury lawyer to handle your claim or lawsuit.
“How much will I have to pay upfront for an injury attorney?”
In many fields of law, attorneys operate on either hourly or retainer contracts with clients. This means that the attorney may ask for a “retainer fee” upfront before they begin work on your case, and will bill their hours worked against the retainer fee which is held in trust.
This kind of agreement is often cost-prohibitive for many people, especially if you’re dealing with medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses due to an injury.
However, most personal injury lawyers, such as our team at Riddle & Brantley, work on a contingency fee structure — and there are no upfront costs.
What is a Contingency Fee in Personal Injury Law?
A contingency fee is an agreement between the attorney and client that the client will pay no upfront costs, and no attorney fees unless he or she receives compensation. If the client does receive compensation, the contingency fee is an agreed-upon percentage of the total compensation that the attorney receives after the case is won.
This means at Riddle & Brantley, there are absolutely no upfront fees and no attorney fees unless you receive compensation.
We offer free, no-obligation consultations, as well, and there is no in-person meeting required to get started on your case.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, call 1-800-525-7111 or fill out the convenient form below to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer.
We’ll review your case for free and advise you on your legal options for pursuing compensation for your injuries.
What is the Average Attorney Fee in a Personal Injury Case?
The national average contingency fee for a personal injury attorney is 33%, or one-third of the settlement or award.
While that number may seem high at first glance, research has shown that, on average, payouts on personal injury claims are 3.5 times hire for claimants who hire an attorney than for those that don’t.
Additionally, those that hire an attorney report overall higher satisfaction with the outcome of their case than those that don’t. This makes sense, because navigating a complex legal system and going up against defense lawyers can be a daunting task for anyone who isn’t experienced navigating these challenging avenues.
Overall, by hiring a personal injury attorney, you will save yourself time and frustration while being served by a caring, experienced team that can help you maximize your compensation and ensure that those who cause injuries due to negligence are held accountable.
“How can I hire a personal injury lawyer?”
If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. At Riddle & Brantley, we are dedicated to helping our clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve.
Call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
At Riddle & Brantley, we always work on contingency fee, meaning you will never pay a dime in attorney fees unless you receive compensation.
Types of Injury Cases We Handle
Our attorneys at Riddle & Brantley have over 225 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases.
We represent clients in all types of accident and injury cases, including:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Uber / Lyft Accidents
- Workers Compensation
- Wrongful Death
- Social Security Disability
- Dangerous Drugs
- Defective Medical Devices
- Product Liability
- Veterans Benefits
- Dog Bites
- Sexual Assault
- Police Brutality
- Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
- And many more…
No matter what kind of injury you may have, Riddle & Brantley’s attorneys are here to help. We can handle your case from start to finish and do all the legwork, so you can focus on recovering from your injury and improving your quality of life.
You’ve suffered enough at the hands of someone else’s negligence. You deserve to have an award-winning team behind you to make sure that you receive maximum compensation (see disclaimer below).
To date, we have recovered more than $100 million dollars in awards and settlements for our clients (see disclaimer below). Let our experienced and dedicated team handle your claim and show you that at Riddle & Brantley, Justice Counts.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE consultation with an experienced injury lawyer handling all types of accident cases in North Carolina.
There is never any cost for the consultation, and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s see how we can help. We would love to assist you and your loved ones in getting justice for your injuries.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.
*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the Litigator Award, and other memberships, awards, and accolades, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.