Most personal injury lawyers will initially review your case and a give you an opinion without charge. If you and your lawyer agree to pursue your claim, a personal injury lawyer generally will take the case on a “contingent” fee basis.

In other words, the lawyer gets paid only if you receive a recovery by settlement or judgment in court. Because a personal injury lawyer risks his time on your case, you can expect a fee of about 33 1/3 percent of the total recovery.

If your case goes to trial or an appeal to a higher court, the percentage could be slightly higher in some cases. Make sure to discuss a fee arrangement with your attorney at your very first meeting.

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$400,000 Award Granted in Elderly PI Accident 

After a vehicle ran a stop sign, killing a 96-year-old woman, our Personal Injury litigators helped her family receive the full amount of her insurance policy. 

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Marion Agrees to $4 Million Crash Settlement

This Marion Star article reports on a deadly car crash in which our Personal Injury litigators helped the victim’s widow reach a significant settlement with the city. 

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