An Orlando lawyer may not charge you anything upfront for your truck accident claim.
Instead, they may:
- Base payment for their services on the winnings that they secure for you
- Collect a predetermined percentage of your winnings
- Only collect a fee if you successfully recover compensation for your losses
The American Bar Association (ABA) refers to this system as a “contingency fee” arrangement, meaning that you do not have to pay any retainers or upfront costs to get legal representation. In this agreement, your lawyer would get paid out of the proceedings at the conclusion of your case.
This structure may mean that, in terms of out-of-pocket expenses, you may not have to pay anything to retain the services of an Orlando personal injury lawyer.
Hourly Lawyers Can Be Expensive
The Florida Bar states that, as of 2018, the average hourly fee for a lawyer in the state of Florida is $300. This rate may be beyond affordability for many clients who are deserving of legal representation.
An hourly rate may:
- Be outside of your budget
- Only be possible if you were to make significant financial sacrifices, which may be impossible in your situation
- Lead lawyers to accept clients based on their ability to make payments rather than their case’s merit
By working with a lawyer who accepts payment on a contingency fee basis, you could get access to legal resources without having to go into debt or make unfavorable financial decisions.
A Lawyer May Defend Your Rights and Handle Your Case
After being involved in a truck accident, a lawyer may be able to handle your legal needs as you recover from your injuries. The ultimate goal of your legal team is to recover the cost of your collision-related expenses either through an insurance claim or a lawsuit.
A lawyer can defend your rights by:
- Estimating the cost of your collision-related expenses
- Determining who can be held accountable for your losses
- Consulting with medical professionals and accident reconstruction specialists to learn more about your situation
- Investigating the details of your collision and collecting evidence of negligence
- Negotiating with the insurance companies on your behalf
- Advising you on your legal options
- Representing you in court, if necessary
A lawyer could serve your case in additional ways to those we have listed here. If you are considering bringing a lawsuit against a negligent party, you usually must do so within four years of the collision, per Florida Statute §95.11.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we believe that every client deserves responsive legal care and that their lawyer should go the extra mile for them. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. When you call us today, we can explain in further detail how much Orlando lawyers charge for truck accident claims.
To get started with a free consultation, call our team today at 1-407-500-4000.