How Can I Afford An Auto Accident Injury Attorney To Represent Me?
It is common practice (and the practice at the Robichaux Law Firm) that all personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. That is, if for any reason, we are unable to recover money for you, you will owe us nothing in attorney’s fees. We only collect fees if we recover funds for you. The contingency fee method has proven to be the preferred method for injured parties.
Victims who are low on funds, missing work, having mounting medical bills and living expenses, find it difficult to pay the hourly rates for experienced attorneys to fight the lawyers of the insurance company. With the contingency method, when the case is settled or a judgment is obtained and paid, the fee will be paid from the recovery. If, for any reason, there is no recovery, such as the bankruptcy of the defendant, lack of insurance, or insolvency of any of the responsible parties, all the work effort and time expended by the Robichaux Law Firm will be at no cost to the client. We only earn fees, when we actually recover money for you.
Will My Personal Injury Settlement Cover All Of My Legal And Medical Costs?
Settlements are voluntary and if what is being offered is not adequate to compensate fully for your damages it does not have to be accepted. Louisiana law requires the defendant to fully compensate injured victims for all medical bills incurred, all loss of income and all loss of property. Additionally, the law requires that the at-fault party pay for all damages, including physical and mental pain and suffering, disability, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of earning capacity. These elements of damage vary from case to case and if acceptable compensation for these elements of damage is not offered by the insurance company, the claimant has the right to file suit and request that the jury set the proper amount. The law does not allow for the payment of attorney’s fees by the defendant in a personal injury claim. However, often, the amount offered by the insurance company to resolve the claim is a small fraction of the true value that could be awarded by a jury. Accordingly, even though attorney’s fees are paid (on a contingency basis) it is often substantially more beneficial to hire an attorney and pay the contingency fee, as opposed to dealing with the insurance company directly. The net benefit to the client, even after the payment of attorney’s fees, is often much better than if the claimant dealt directly with the insurance company.
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