HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?

If you have been injured in any kind of accident, and wish to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, you will most likely want to hire a Morris County personal injury attorney. That being said, it is reasonable to wonder how much it will cost you. Chances are money is already tight with mounting medical expenses and you possibly not being able to work as a result of your injury, and the thought of hiring a good lawyer seems like an impossibility as you simply don't have the money to pay them.

The good news is that the vast majority of personal injury attorneys work on what is known as contingency. Working on contingency means that the lawyer will assume all of the costs associated with mounting your defense, including paying court fees and hiring expert witnesses to testify on your behalf, and will only take their payment and reimbursement for the above mentioned expenses upon winning your case.

This allows for individuals to seek fair compensation for their injuries resulting from other parties' reckless and negligent actions even if they don't possess the financial means to pay for the experienced litigation necessary to winning a personal injury case.

How does Contingency Work in New Jersey?

As previously mentioned, hiring a Morristown personal injury attorney who works on contingency allows you to pursue a personal injury claim without taking on the massive financial burden a drawn out courtroom battle might bring. That being said, every lawyer's contingency policy is different, and it is important that you ask them about it before hiring them. While no lawyer will charge you attorney fees if they lose your case, some may hold you accountable for reimbursing them for some of the different costs associated with your case.

In New Jersey, the amount of money a lawyer is allowed to take upon winning your case is capped at 33.3% for adults, and 25% for cases involving minors. While that initially may seem like a large portion, you should remember that a personal injury attorney will most likely be able to substantially increase the amount of money you recover, chances are they are still netting you a larger reward than would have otherwise been possible without that attorney. Additionally, your personal injury attorney is also assuming responsibility for all of the various expenses involved with litigating your personal injury case which add up very quickly. Remember, if they don't win your case, they will most likely lose most of their investment with little to no cost to you.

What costs does my Morristown Personal Injury Lawyer Assume when working on contingency?

When your personal injury attorney takes your case on contingency, they take on the responsibility of paying for a great many different things. These can include but are not limited to:

  • Legal fees associated with filing the lawsuit
  • Costs for producing and verifying documents
  • Expert witness fees such as medical expert testimony
  • Fees associated with hiring investigators to gather evidence and testimony supporting your case

As you can see the costs of pursuing a personal injury claim can add up fast, but luckily your personal injury attorney works on contingency, assuming responsibility for these costs until they win your case.

Contact a Morris County Personal Injury Attorney Today

Whether you have been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, construction accident, as a result of a dangerous or defective product, as a result of a poorly maintained and unsafe property, or any other situation where the reckless and negligent actions of another party lead to your injuries, the law firm of Smith & Doran is ready to help you.

Founding partner Robert A. Smith personally handles all personal injury cases. He believes in open and honest communication with his clients, and has the unique privilege to be both a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney as well as an AV preeminent rated lawyer. With extensive experience in all personal injury matters, Bob Smith has the knowledge and tenacity you need when pursuing any personal injury claim.

To schedule a free and confidential consultation regarding your case today, please contact our Morristown offices at 973-261-6254 or contact us online.

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