Question: How much will it cost me to hire an attorney?
Most attorneys that will represent you in proceeding with your personal injury claim do not charge any upfront fees. Usually, attorneys charge a contingency fee, meaning that the attorney doesn't get paid unless you get paid. It is called a contingency fee because the lawyers' pay is contingent upon you getting a settlement. Usually, attorney's contingency fee's after settling are one third (33.33%) of the settlement amount. The attorneys' fees are covered under the Contingent Fee Agreement and the case costs are advanced to you. Case costs usually include things such as postage, court filing fees, investigator costs, medical records, and paying experts to testify. At the Tomeny Law Firm, we generally don't take cases unless we 100% sure that we can win. We understand that after a personal injury you may be overwhelmed, and having to worry about attorney costs and hourly fees can add to the stress. In most cases, our contingency fee basis and services will not cost you anything, which can be helpful if you are facing financial difficulties after an accident.