How Much Does It Cost to File a Personal Injury Claim in South Carolina?
Understanding the Cost of a Lawsuit
If you have been hurt by the negligence of someone else in South Carolina you may be accumulating substantial medical bills, rehabilitative payments or find it difficult to perform the duties of your job and earn a normal income. This could put you and your family in a financially troublesome position. Filing a personal injury claim may be the only opportunity for you to afford the treatment needed to properly recovery. The legal team at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. understands how important recovery can be, physically and financially. We work hard to make sure that each client is fully aware of the potential costs involved in their personal injury claim.
How is a personal injury lawyer paid?
A personal injury lawyer working on a contingency fee receives no upfront money and does not send you a bill on an hourly, monthly or quarterly basis. Once you agree upon a lawyer, all cost and fees should be clearly set out in a retainer letter, sometimes called a contingency fee agreement. You will agree to pay your attorney a percentage of your compensation, should you receive any at the end of the process. Every case is different, and the actual percentage you owe your attorney may be a set amount or defined by a sliding scale. Disbursements and expenses, such as travel expenses, are not covered unless you’re notified otherwise.
A good lawyer is a good investment
Often, people wonder if they even need a lawyer to represent them with their personal injury claim and try to handle their case alone. Time and time again, this decision has proven to benefit the insurance companies more than the injured party. Having a skilled attorney improves your odds of recovering a larger settlement or winning your case if it goes to trial.
It is to your benefit to seek out a law firm in South Carolina whose attorneys have the following:
- Experience and understanding of South Carolina courtroom procedures and filing rules. You need an attorney who knows the techniques used by the defense counsel and insurance companies to avoid fully compensating you for your injuries.
- Ability to analyze and provide an accurate estimate of how much your claim is worth.
- You need an attorney who is ready to go to trial if the insurance company refuses to pay you the compensation you deserve.
- You want an attorney that will work on a contingency fee basis and will only earn a fee if they win your case.
Ask our South Carolina injury lawyers any question about your case
At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C., our injury attorneys bring more than 175 years of combined legal experience to the table for every injury victim we represent. Contact our firm online today, or call (888) 351-1038 to speak to one of our lawyers. We offer free initial consultations and will arrange to meet you at your home or in your hospital room at your convenience.