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What do attorney's charge for a personal injury case? Here are some very general fees you should understand before your first attorney interview.Despite massive advertising by lawyers of "No Fee if No Recovery," many people still don't realize that for most personal injury cases, you won't be paying an attorney fee upfront. Instead, you will pay a percentage of the record. 

This is called the "contingent fee."

We are going to set the record straight and talk about what attorneys charge for a personal injury case.

What are Contingent Fees?

At BenGlassLaw our fees are contingent on getting money for your case.

How Much Are the Contingent Fees? Our fee is 1/3 of the recovery, even if a trial is required.

Are There Other Fees or Expenses?

There are other expenses that you may incur over the life of your case. These are commonly called out of pocket deductions. Out-of-pocket expenses are expenses that the attorney will incur during the process of your case. This includes requests for medical records, paying expert witnesses, and travel costs.

You may also have to repay your health insurance company. This is called subrogation.

Of course, if you have any unpaid medical bills they will be repaid out of your settlement. 

How is the Final Fee Calculated?

Simple. The attorney fee is 1/3 of gross, or total, recovery. Then your attorney is repaid his out of pocket expenses. Then, any liens are outstanding doctor bills are paid. The balance goes to the client.

At BenGlassLaw, we will not accept your case unless we believe that we can put more money in your pocket than you could in handling the claim yourself. That's our promise and its a discussion we have before we accept you as a client. 

 

Ben Glass
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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized car accident and ERISA disability attorney in Fairfax, VA.