What should I do If I cannot afford an attorney for my Florida auto accident case?
Well, the simple answer is that you can afford an attorney if you’re injured in a car accident in Florida. Most Florida injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning unless and until your attorney recovers money for you, there is no fee or cost collected. Once a recovery is made, your attorney is entitled, pursuant to your retainer agreement, to a percentage of what is recovered. Generally speaking, this fee in Florida for a pre-suit matter is one-third of any recovery collected, depending on the amount. The fees vary and increase from there depending on the stage of your case and amount collected. Florida injury attorneys are accessible to everyone in need.
Well, the simple answer is you can afford an attorney if you’re injured in a car accident case because all injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. What that means simply is unless and until they can recover money for you, they don’t get paid. Once they recover, they’re entitled to a percentage of what they recover for you, and in Florida, that’s generally speaking a third of any recovery they get for you if no lawsuit is ever filed. It goes up if a lawsuit needs to be filed, and there’s some other parameters, but generally speaking, it means that injury attorneys are accessible to anybody regardless of your ability to pay.
Julie S. Luhrsen, Esq.
Julie Luhrsen represents the injured. Like Atticus Finch, the fictional hero of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, for Julie it’s about looking out for others, it’s about leveling the playing field.
For over 20 years, Julie’s been looking out for personal injury victims and their families who’ve suffered injuries due to someone else’s carelessness or wrongdoing. She’d welcome the chance to stand in your shoes and evaluate your case – confidentially and at no cost. Please contact her today if you or a loved one has been a victim of an automobile crash, motorcycle wreck, slip or trip and fall incident, homeowner negligence, or any other negligent injury or wrongful death.