Insurance companies have been using tactics to dissuade people from contacting a lawyer following a Virginia car accident. These insurers are making lowball settlement offers and making comments like, “are you going to work with us and take this $5,000 or let an attorney take 40 percent?” The thing is, very few lawyers charge a 40 percent contingency fee. Plus, it doesn’t cost 40 percent to talk with an attorney after an accident.
In my opinion, a 40 percent contingency fee for an auto accident case is outrageous and far beyond what is considered average in the industry. If you have consulted with a Virginia accident attorney who is quoting you a 40 percent fee to handle your case, you need to understand that you can negotiate. In fact, all attorney fees are negotiable.
When you are choosing a lawyer to represent you, you need to keep in mind that the fee for representation should be only one factor in your decision-making process. You need to look at the entire package of information regarding the attorney when making your decision. Selecting the right Virginia car accident attorney is one of the biggest decisions you will make and it can significantly impact the outcome of your case.
Our law firm charges are as low as 25 percent of the amount that is recovered if a case can be settled before the defendant answers a lawsuit.