Automobile accidents and their aftermath are painful enough – without the blow to your wallet. Besides the physical injuries and damage to your vehicle, you also have to go through the process of finding, and paying, for a lawyer. Although, if you choose wisely, you’ll be compensated accordingly for your medical and car repair bills, so you won’t have as many fees to pay.
At the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C., accident lawyers serving South Jersey, Philadelphia, PA, and other nearby areas, our lawyers operate on a contingency-fee basis. Simply put, if you don’t win, you won’t pay. Learn more below:
What is a contingency fee exactly?
At the beginning of each case, we come up with an agreement that outlines the fees and costs. Since the fee is contingent upon regaining finances, hence its name, you will only have to pay us if we win the case. If we win the case, you’ll pay us a percentage, previously agreed upon in our agreement, of the total amount of settlement recovered.
What Do I Have to Pay?
The fees for personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, slip and fall, or wrongful death, differ depending on what state the litigation or complaint is filed, the nature of the case, and the status of the injured person. Regarding workers’ compensation cases, the client will typically pay 8%-20% in New Jersey and 20% in Pennsylvania.
In NJ, the fee should be 33.3%, and refers to a sliding scale depending on the settlement amount. In Pennsylvania, they can range from 25% to 50%, depends on if a settlement is reached without going to Court, as well as the nature and difficulty of the case. Fees are usually 25% for minors in NJ while it varies in PA, but both are subject to change once the trial begins. For minors fees can range from 25% to 45% depending on the case, and in some cases the Court must approve settlements with minors and incapacitated individuals.
We hope that by teaching you about contingency fees, you’ll feel more comfortable calling us if you ever need an auto accident attorney in Camden County, NJ, and its surrounding areas.
For more information, please visit http://ciecka.com/ or call us at 856-283-0589.