How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

Every year millions of Americans are involved in accidents that require medical attention or suffer injuries while in the care of others. Many of them end up having long-lasting, and sometimes initially unforeseen effects. Worse, a number of them result in the loss of life.

There are many circumstances that can lead to such injuries (or even death). Some examples include accidents involving third-party negligence, work-related accidents, cases of medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse, to name but a few. In the vast majority of instances, negotiating with the other side in order to receive just compensation is a stressful and demanding process. Most importantly, it is a process that impedes upon the most significant thing you should be focusing on at a time like this, which is looking after yourself. This is one of the main reasons why a lot of people seek the assistance of a seasoned professional and prefer to entrust their case to a personal injury lawyer.

Ross Ziev and the legal team at Help in Colorado are committed to helping victims and fighting your case aggressively against all liable parties, thus allowing your focus to be on progressing with your healing. Our combined years of experience mean that your chances of success in getting a fair settlement are increased. In fact, our record speaks for itself, as we have acquired millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for our clients. If cost is one of your concerns, let us put your mind at ease right from the start: should you decide to employ our services, you will not have to pay us anything out of your pocket until we have won your case.

Personal injury lawyers who provide services on a contingency fee basis commonly offer the advantage of not having to pay anything to your attorney at the initial consultation or while your case is pending. Your lawyer’s fee for handling your case will be paid out of the proceeds of your settlement or court judgment as a percentage, offering you the peace of mind required at this challenging time.

Money Matters

The factor of cost is a very real concern that should be taken into consideration when hiring a professional to represent you in any sort of matter. This is even more so the case when you are dealing with something that involves physical, but often also emotional, pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has recently been injured, you are likely facing rising, unexpected injury-related expenses. Questions about cost should be clearly answered in a way that makes you feel comfortable and certain about what to expect.

Here at Help in Colorado, we offer discreet and compassionate professional services on a contingency basis. You will be provided with clear and understandable guidance on all related matters, including financial arrangements. You will not have to worry about having to pay us anything before you recover your compensation. We believe that no victim of an accident should have to worry about not having the money to pay for a good lawyer, on top of everything else. Therefore, not having the funds to employ the services of a reputable personal injury professional does not have to be a disincentive.

Unlike fee arrangements that often apply for retaining legal services relating to other areas of law, Help in Colorado—like most personal injury lawyers who work on a contingency fee basis—will not bill you on an hourly basis. Moreover, we will not require the payment of a retainer at the outset of the representation, or charge a flat fee for our services. In contrast, say, with family law attorneys who will normally bill you on an hourly basis and often also require that you pay a retainer fee once you agree that they are to take on your case, contingency fee charges are different.

What actually happens is that by taking on your case we also share the risk with you, given that our fee is entirely contingent on the outcome of your case. Therefore, at the end of the day, this provides our team additional motivation to do as well as possible in terms of achieving the best outcome for you: if we are unsuccessful, we quite simply do not get paid!

Most crucially, our combined years of experience and our track record of success increase your chances of having a better outcome. Having a specialized personal injury lawyer team represent you in settlement negotiations sends the “right message” to insurers: an experienced and aggressive lawyer fighting for your case opens them up to the threat of a lawsuit. As a consequence, they should be far more willing to raise their offer, leading to a more favorable outcome for you, without having to resort to court.

At your free initial consultation with our legal team at Help in Colorado, we will go over the particulars of your individual case, discuss your options, and offer you a clear overview of our fee policy. As is the case with most contingency agreements, our fee will consist of a portion of any settlement or judgment that you will receive from your case, and which will be agreed upon at the outset of your representation.

Related Costs

If you are contemplating hiring a personal injury lawyer, it is entirely understandable that you might be wondering what other costs you may face. In addition to fees, trusting your case to a professional personal injury lawyer will also entail certain costs for related services that will be essential to your representation, and which are additional to the contingency fee applicable for legal services as such.

Given that the aim of our team at Help in Colorado is to get the best deal for you without having to resort to court, the majority of cases we undertake are settled without filing a lawsuit. Accordingly, the anticipated costs are usually fairly modest and involve services for the investigation of your case, postage, and so on. A personal injury lawyer will likely suggest that you litigate your case only if, following negotiations for settlement, the insurance company or at-fault party fails to put forward what would appear to be a fair amount of compensation for your injuries. If your case does end up being taken to court and, thus, a lawsuit ends up being filed, costs will inevitably increase. In such cases, one will also have to factor in costs such as filing and deposition fees, potential expert witness fees, possible travel and accommodation expenses, and so on.

Bearing in mind the above, costs may vary from virtually negligible amounts to thousands of dollars depending on the complexity, particular circumstances, and how each case ends up progressing. Expensive personal injury cases are generally those that end up being litigated in court, and which require the assistance of expert witnesses. The contribution of such witnesses is often decisive to winning your case and receiving the compensation you deserve, but they often also entail a cost to be paid out by your settlement amount.

It is essential to remember that hiring a personal injury attorney will let you receive professional services extending well beyond important practicalities, such as ensuring the correct and timely filing and serving of legal document, or connecting you with medical specialists to increase the quality of care. Having a licensed professional by your side means you have someone who will take care of all aspects related to your case, from strategy development to investigation, evidence gathering, and negotiating with the other side. If you do not end up getting a settlement offer that is deemed fair, they will be able to support you all the way through to court action by seeking and employing the services of other professionals, if need be, with the aim of securing the most satisfactory outcome for you.

Personal injury lawyers who work on the basis of contingency fees, including our experienced team at Help in Colorado, have the advantage (and privilege) of being able to represent clients from all walks of life. The cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer no longer constitutes something that victims have to worry about, thus letting everyone who feels they could benefit from employing the services of a professional do so.

Contact Legal Help in Colorado

No matter what your case may seem like, our commitment is to discuss our fee policy and anticipated costs with you during our initial free consultation in a clear and transparent manner, so that you can have an idea of what to expect in all eventualities. If you or a loved one has recently been injured, you can always reach out to us for a free initial consultation, irrespective of your income level or economic situation. We will listen to your story, answer any questions you have, and discuss your options, without you having to pay any out-of-pocket fees.

Contact Legal Help in Colorado online, call us at (970) 238-2726, or visit our offices at 8480 E Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 to discuss your case. Initial consultations are free and conducted with absolute confidence. Further, we want our website to be a resource for you, so spend some time reading our blog, and service pages as it may help you further empower you in your needs.

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