Most motorcycle accident lawyers charge a contingency fee, so the lawyer does not collect payment unless they successfully recover monetary damages for the client. That means it costs you nothing out of pocket to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm.
If a client hires a motorcycle accident lawyer from our contingency fee law firm, that means the client pays nothing up front. Legal fees are only due once the client has been issued a payout in the form of a settlement or court award. If the client does not win monetary damages, they do not pay any legal fees.
What is a Contingency Fee in a Motorcycle Accident Case?
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, you might be researching your legal options. You may have concerns about how much it will cost to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer. Fortunately, motorcycle accident cases fall under the umbrella of personal injury law. Our personal injury lawyers take cases on a contingency fee basis.
As the name implies, a contingency fee means that payment is “contingent” or depends on the lawyer getting the client a settlement. If the lawyer loses the case and the client does not get any compensation, the lawyer does not get paid.
What Factors Influence the Percentage That a Motorcycle Lawyer Takes?
The amount that a motorcycle accident lawyer charges depends on many different factors.
The Case’s Complexity Might Affect the Fees
The complexity of the case is one factor that can influence the percentage the lawyer charges.
For example, cases that require input from several expert witnesses may be more expensive than cases that resolve without additional input from experts. If the “discovery” or fact-finding portion of the case is especially extensive, the cost may go up.
Whether Your Case Settles Might Affect Your Payment
Another factor that will likely greatly influence the cost of hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer is whether the case goes to trial or settles before the trial. An insurance company may undervalue or deny a motorcycle accident claim for a variety of reasons. When this happens, it may be better to take legal action.
Personal injury trials are often quite time-consuming, so your motorcycle accident lawyer may charge more if the case goes to trial. However, some personal injury cases settle out of court, allowing you to avoid court fees. Regardless, a motorcycle accident attorney will not be afraid to take your case to trial if needed.
What are the Benefits of Hiring Our Contingency Fee Law Firm?
There are many advantages of hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer from our team who takes cases on a contingency fee basis, including:
- There are no upfront costs.
- You are not paying a certain hourly amount.
- There is no financial risk because you only pay if you receive monetary compensation.
- Because the lawyer’s fee is directly proportional to your payout, your lawyer is highly motivated to get you a settlement or award.
Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Case
Motorcycle accident victims often suffer severe injuries, such as spinal cord injuries and broken bones. You deserve fair compensation to help you access the medical care you need and cover other accident-related losses. Recoverable damages in a motorcycle accident case vary significantly. However, the most common damages for which a plaintiff may recover compensation include:
- Medical bills, including emergency room and hospital bills, physical therapy costs, and costs related to surgery, X-rays, CT scans, medication, and ongoing medical expenses
- Motorcycle repair or replacement costs
- Lost income from missed work
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries reduced your ability to work
- Physical pain
- Mental suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement and scarring
An insurance company may not have to pay for non-economic losses, like pain and suffering; however, a personal injury attorney can seek these types of damages through a lawsuit.
You Can Discuss Your Attorney’s Fee Structure Before You Start Your Case
We never want to leave you in the dark about your case. If you are concerned about how much a motorcycle accident attorney will cost, we can explore our fee structure with you during a free consultation.
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Contact the Fitch Law Firm LLC to Discuss Your Motorcycle Accident Case
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, you deserve a fair settlement for your damages. You may be able to recover monetary compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, motorcycle repair, and more.
At the Fitch Law Firm LLC, we help injured motorcyclists and the families of deceased motorcyclists pursue compensation for their damages. We also help them hold the at-fault parties accountable for the harm they have caused.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash, the last thing you need to worry about is how much it will cost to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer from our team.
The Fitch Law Firm LLC understands this. We take accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay legal fees only if and when we get compensation for you. We also offer free initial consultations.
You have a limited time to take legal action for your motorcycle accident injuries. The personal injury statute of limitations in Ohio is two years following the accident, according to Ohio Revised Code § 2305.10. Call our office today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to learn more.
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