My boyfriend and I were both injured in a motorcycle accident in Alexandria, LA. A car hit us, and we were thrown off the bike. I think I need help, but I’ve never hired a personal injury lawyer before. I’m worried that it will cost a lot of money. In injury case settlements, how much do I have to give to my lawyer?
We’re so sorry to hear that you were injured in a motorcycle wreck. Getting hit by a car on a motorcycle can be especially scary and dangerous because you do not even have the protection of a vehicle around you.
Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Is Worth the Money
Hiring a personal injury law firm costs accident victims nothing upfront. Attorneys get paid attorneys fees only when you do. The firm can cover the investigative costs of your case, which can be significant. This includes paying for:
- The police report
- Any medical records
- Private investigators
- Experts to help prove the case
- Any necessary filing or court costs
If, for whatever reason, you do not receive a settlement or award, you will not owe anything. That includes any money we have spent in the course of building your case.
When we do recover a settlement, the attorney’s fees are a predetermined percentage of the total case settlement in the case. Whether the settlement is zero dollars, a thousand dollars, $10,000, or $100,000, or more, the percentage stays the same. The only time the rate might change is if your case requires filing a lawsuit and going to trial. This percentage is also discussed before signing a contract.
For a free legal consultation, call 800-537-8185
What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You?
A personal injury law firm provides a range of services to help accident victims fight for compensation in their cases. Your accident attorney can do lots of things for you—after all, they will handle your entire claim or civil lawsuit. However, we will focus on just a few ways they help injured individuals pursue justice.
Ensuring You Get the Necessary Care
A lawyer can help you get any medical treatment you may need. Sometimes it is difficult to get the care you need from specialists or others after getting hurt in a crash. An auto accident lawyer will ensure you get the attention you require, regardless of cost. This may be true even if you do not have health insurance or the means to pay for the consultation and care out of pocket.
Fighting for Your Best Interests
A personal injury lawyer can also negotiate the best settlement possible based on the details of your accident case. This includes protecting your rights and preventing the insurance company from taking advantage of you or using nefarious tricks and tactics to undercut your financial recovery.
Insurance companies often try to throw a thousand bucks at accident victims in hopes it will make them go away. A lawyer will be able to evaluate your case on its merits, give you advice about what your case may be worth, and, if necessary, take the at-fault driver to trial.
You can trust they will fight for maximum compensation in your case because they receive a percentage of the payout. They benefit from you getting a better settlement.
Showing the Insurance Company that You Mean Business
Hiring a personal injury lawyer shows the insurance company that you are serious about recovering fair and just compensation in your case. In some cases, hiring an attorney will be enough to get them to take your claim seriously and offer a better settlement agreement. It could also make them more amenable to negotiations because they know you are ready to sue if needed.
Handling Your Case While You Focus on Your Healing
There is a great peace of mind that comes from knowing your case is in good hands. You can concentrate on your treatment and care, including undergoing treatment and putting your full effort into your physical recovery. You can worry less about your insurance claim, financial woes, and legal case, letting the law firm handle it instead.
If your treatment is done, your lawyer will limit any further disruptions in your life. They will allow you to work, get back to your usual activities, and enjoy time with your family. Meanwhile, they seek the monetary damages you need and deserve through insurance negotiations or in civil court.
Talk to a Lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC, for Free
At the Morris Bart law office in Alexandria, we would love the opportunity to represent you and your boyfriend for the injuries you suffered due to someone else’s carelessness. We provide complimentary consultations for accident victims.
We can review your crash case, offer advice, and explain our fees. We have 15 locations across four states, serving all of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Call (800) 537-8185 to get started with your free evaluation now.
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