By Brian Collignon
When searching for the accident lawyers that are best for your case, you will want to obtain a full understanding of the fee structure and how the attorney will handle expenses associated with your case.
You should be aware that any guarantee of “no fee” is always qualified by language to indicate that the fee doesn’t get paid until there is a verdict or settlement in your case. In addition, the accident attorney will be reimbursed for any expenses.
Having a clear picture of how the attorney fees and expenses are deducted from any settlement will allow you to better understand the negotiation process when it is time to settle your case.
Accident Attorney Fee Options
The vast majority of personal injury attorneys in Kansas work on a contingency fee basis. It is also possible to hire an attorney to work on your case on an hourly fee basis. This is what the insurance company typically does if your case ends up in litigation as the defense attorney gets paid by the hour. Unfortunately, some insurance defense attorneys take advantage of this which can prolong litigation for many months so they can bill more hours. Because of concerns about an attorney working excessive hours and charging you for it, we do not recommend you ever hire an accident lawyer on an hourly fee basis.
Attorney Contingency Fees
At Brian & Brian at Pistotnik Law, we only handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only receive a fee if we get you paid and our fee is not earned until the insurance company agrees to pay you money for your injury. As such, how much we receive depends 100% on how much money we get for you. This means that we have a financial incentive to get you the most possible because we receive more by getting you more. The percentage we charge varies depending on the type of case and injuries involved.
We don’t want your case to cost you anything. We realize that an accident can be an extreme hardship and the last thing we want to do is make things more difficult. So at Brian & Brian at Pistotnik Law we do not require any money from you and we pay for all the expenses associated with your case including the costs of the medical records, bills, copies, postage, etc. You won’t ever pay us any money out of your pocket as all of our expenses are reimbursed through the settlement money from the insurance company.
Other Fee Arrangements
We only handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis because it is the best option for you. The insurance industry has billions of dollars at its disposal. In fact, State Farm was recently valued at over $75 Billion. By handling cases on a contingency fee basis, we have the ability to fight the insurance company without you having to worry about how paying out of pocket to take on these behemoths. We have spent millions of dollars over the years to fight these insurance companies and will continue to do so in order for you and all Kansans to get the justice they deserve.
Do I Have to Pay a Lawyer if I Lose?
No. We take on cases because we believe there will be a financial recovery for the client. If we were ever to lose, we would not charge the client anything. There is nothing to lose by hiring us.
Other Accident Attorney Questions and Answers
- How Much Does an Accident Lawyer Get Out of the Settlement?
Contingency fee agreements depend on the type of case and injuries involved. The percentage fee on auto accidents, truck accidents, workers’ compensation claims and other injury accidents varies depending on the facts of the case. Get a free consultation now by completing this form.
- How are Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out?
Settlement money is distributed once the insurance company funds clear our account. We strive to get the money you deserve in your hands as quickly as possible.
- How to Find an Accident Attorney in Wichita?
We offer free consultations either in person or over the phone. We will travel to you. Just give us a call toll free at (316) 215-7717 or complete this form.
- When Should I Contact a Personal Injury Attorney?
You should call us right away. Don’t delay. The insurance industry has many tricks it uses to reduce the value of your case or get you to settle too early. We can help you avoid those tricks.
The above is a brief overview of the charges associated with getting a team of accident lawyers on your side. Being involved in an auto accident, truck accident, work accident or other injury accident is a traumatic event and taking on the billion dollar insurance industry can be overwhelming. At Pistotnik Law – Brian & Brian we know this and that is why we provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis so that it costs you nothing out of your own pocket to fight for your rights. Call Brian Pistotnik and Brian Collignon now toll free at(316) 215-7717 or complete this form or stop by as walk-ins are always welcome at 2831 East Central, Wichita, Kansas 67214.