How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

We understand that hiring a lawyer for your personal injury case is a big decision. Most clients want to know, what does it cost to get the help I need? How much do personal injury lawyers charge?

Hiring a personal injury lawyer costs nothing up front. You only pay your personal injury attorney if they win your case. If you’re awarded a settlement or win a verdict at trial, your attorney receives a percentage of that financial award.

You’re more likely to win your accident case when you hire a personal injury attorney to represent you. You’re also more likely to maximize your financial recovery. In fact, some research suggests that injury victims who hire attorneys win up to 3.5 times as much as victims who pursue compensation on their own.

What Percentage Does a Lawyer Get in a Settlement Case?

Unlike other types of attorneys, personal injury lawyers work on what’s known as contingency. Their fee is entirely contingent—or dependent upon—the outcome of your personal injury case.

When working on contingency, the attorney:

  • Fronts the costs of litigation
  • Assumes the risks associated with your fight for compensation
  • We do not get paid unless you win

Your attorney’s fee will be equal to a percentage of your financial award. A typical attorney fee for personal injury is one-third or 33 percent. However, attorneys can charge less than the standard fee.

The contingency structure helps ensure that accident and injury victims—who are likely faced with sky-high medical bills and a sudden loss of income—have access to legal representation without the added stress of what it will cost.

There’s no out-of-pocket cost or upfront expense to get the assistance you need during an already overwhelming and stressful time in your life.

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What can affect a personal injury attorney’s fee?

There are many factors that can impact how much an attorney chooses to charge for their legal representation in a personal injury case:

  • The attorney’s years of experience
  • The attorney’s geographic location
  • The case’s degree of difficulty
  • The type of personal injury law involved in the dispute
  • The attorney’s area of specialization

Important Considerations When Choosing a NYC Personal Injury Lawyer to Represent You

You have the power to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you if you’ve been injured or lost a family member in an accident in New York City.

Which New York City personal injury attorney you choose to handle your case can have a huge impact on your financial recovery. So, while cost should always be a consideration, there are other factors that you’ll want to take into account.

  • Does the attorney handle personal injury cases exclusively, or does their practice involve other types of law?
  • How long has the attorney been practicing?
  • What results have they achieved in cases similar to yours?
  • What do former clients have to say about their experience with the attorney?
  • Will the attorney handle your case personally or will it be farmed out to less experienced lawyers or legal staff?
  • Is the attorney a good communicator?

Consider what’s important to you when you ask these questions during a free consultation.

Trust your gut when choosing an attorney. How do you feel after sitting down and talking to them? You’ll want to hire an attorney you feel comfortable talking with and who you’ll be able to confide in. After all, you’ll be discussing deeply personal and potentially intimate aspects of your life.

At Proner & Proner, we’ve been passionate advocates for injury victims in New York City, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Connecticut for more than 60 years. We’ve built our firm from the ground up, helping thousands of clients achieve meaningful results along the way—results that total more than $400 million.

Contact our law office to discuss your case, learn about our contingency fee structure, and move forward with a claim designed to get you the money you deserve. Your first consultation is free, so call today.

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