How does a personal injury lawyer get paid?
Normally, a personal injury lawyer gets paid based upon how much he collects from the at fault party. This is called a contingent fee. Most lawyers handling injury law, charge a lower fee before litigation, have an increased if it’s necessary to file a lawsuit, and a 40% fee if a case goes to trial.
Sometimes, the other parties insurance is simply too low to cover the expenses on the claim. In those cases, many personal injury lawyers will lower their normal fees in an attempt to help their clients. When in doubt, call and have a conversation with the injury lawyer who you hope to handle your case.