The cost to hire a truck accident lawyer varies depending on a few factors. In most cases, truck accident lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. This means that rather than charging a flat, upfront fee, a law firm will instead collect their fee from any settlement amounts that they collect for you. A contingency fee approach means that you will not have to worry about paying any out-of-pocket costs to get your case in motion.
Contingency fee arrangements are determined before a lawyer takes you on as a client. They will typically meet with you to discuss your case in detail before solidifying an arrangement. Your initial consultation allows you to ask any questions that you may have. It also gives your lawyer the chance to expand upon certain aspects of your situation that you may be uncertain about.
If you decide to hire a lawyer, they will discuss fees with you before they take your case. In these discussions, you will agree upon a contingency fee if the lawyer works on a contingency-fee basis. A contingency fee is typically represented as a percentage of any final settlement amounts, rather than a flat rate. If a lawyer successfully negotiates for a settlement on your behalf, they will take their percentage of the settlement. Per your agreement with the law firm, you will receive any remaining amounts of financial compensation that you may be owed.
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Building a Case After a Truck Accident
Truck accidents can introduce some unique concerns. As research data collected and presented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shows, three major critical events are common in accidents involving large trucks. They are as follows:
- Running out of a travel lane, either into another lane or off the road
- Loss of vehicle control due to cargo, road conditions, or vehicle systems failure
- Rear-end collisions with other vehicles
Although the presence of these critical events varies depending on the nature of a truck accident, drivers must always consider the unique risk factors facing drivers of large commercial vehicles. Your lawyer will consider these factors and others as they collect evidence and pursue any forms of compensation that you may be owed.
Some state-specific laws may affect the outcome of your case. Take, for example, Florida Statutes §95.11. In this statute of limitations, those who suffer a personal injury in an accident in the state of Florida have a limited period within which they have the right to take legal action. Trying to take action outside of this period will likely leave you with no options. By reaching out to a lawyer after your accident, you can give them the chance to get your case moving.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
The cost to hire a truck accident lawyer varies. A lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can discuss your circumstances with you to explore your options. Contact our office today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more.