How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney Cost?
Many people worry that hiring an experienced Personal Injury Attorney will cost an arm and a leg, plus the medical expenses and missing time from work because of the injuries your accident has caused. But this does not have to be you if you are seeking help to navigate the legal system to recover medical costs, lost wages or damages for pain and suffering if you were injured in an accident. That worry is misplaced because generally hiring an experienced Personal Injury Attorney does not cost the client anything upfront.
At Fischetti Law Group, our attorneys do not get paid unless our client gets paid, meaning nothing is paid to the firm until the case is settled or judgment is paid out.
Our Firm Offers Free Evaluation:
Meeting with an experienced attorney at Fischetti Law Group, for the first time does not cost anything but your time! During the evaluation meeting, you can take the time to explain your injury and what caused the accident in full detail.
When preparing for your evaluation meeting make sure you have all your details straightened out as much as you can. To properly evaluate your case, your attorney will want to know the following:
- Who is at fault for the injury
- Material facts of your case
- The severity of the injuries
- The economic value of the accident
Who Is Liable For The Injury?
Analyzing who is liable for the case is crucial factor for your case. It helps determine whether there is a need to further evaluate but it also helps to determine who the counter-parties should be. Liability means who is responsible for the injury and holding the correct party responsible can make or break your case. If you were the one to cause the accident and the injuries supported by evidence then an attorney is discouraged from taking your case. However, Florida is a comparative negligence state, so just because you may have contributed to the incident does not mean the law will bar you from recovering damages from the other party or parties.
Material Facts of the Case
Once liability is determined established the next step will be the personal injury attorney will begin to investigate deeper into the details of the accident. The attorney will ask you to walk them through the entire accident and may interrupt to ask clarifying questions. The reason behind this to determine wether the case is provable in court because it is not sufficient enough that you got resulting injuries from the accident but what needs to be proven is that someone's negligence caused the injuries. So, the attorney will ask questions to determine whether the level of negligence required to win in court is met or surpassed. They also want to make sure the statute of limitations has not expired, meaning you have missed your window of opportunity to take legal action after an accident, which in Florida is 14-days.
The severity of the injuries
There are different levels of injury. Personal injury claims can arise from a minor wound that resulted in medical bills, or it could be considered a catastrophic injury, which is the most severe personal injury claim. The severity of the injury plays into how much time you are required to take off work, how many medical bills you ended up with and how much emotional and physical damage you sustained.
Florida Law holds that a catastrophic injury is one that causes permanent impairment, including but not necessarily limited to:
- Severe Burns
- Severe or traumatic brain injury
- Loss of or injury to reproductive organs that prevent childbirth or the ability to become a natural parent
- Loss of other organs
Personal Injury Attorney Work On A Contingency Fee
Experienced personal injury attorneys, including the ones at Fischetti Law Group, virtually always represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that the attorney does all the work without invoicing the client monthly for the accumulated costs, and if the case loses, you pay the attorney nothing. In addition to waiting to be paid for their work, personal injury attorneys generally also agree to pay the running costs of the personal injury claim, which includes court filing fees, expert witness fees, travel expenses, and more. All of this can add up quickly, so a contingency case can cost an attorney a lot of upfront money. As a result, they want to see the damages that might be awarded and how much they could receive after the case is done.
Hire a personal injury attorney at Fischetti Law Group
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury caused by third-party negligence, do not wait to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for help navigating the justice system. Our attorneys at Fischetti Law Group will evaluate your case for free, and we won’t charge any upfront fees. To put it simply: You don’t pay unless we win your case.