TOP 4 QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT THE COST OF A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
THE COST OF A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
When you are enjoying your ride, the last thing you are thinking of is the cost of a motorcycle accident attorney.
And that’s the way it should be. After all, we ride because the freedom and excitement we experience is one of the most enjoyable activities in our lives.
But more than ever, motorcycle accidents are a reality for an increasing number of riders. This is due in part to an increase in the number of riders: According to the most recent figures from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, motorcycle registrations have grown each of the last 10 years. More bikes on the road means more accidents.
Combine that with deteriorating road and infrastructure conditions and you have a recipe for a motorcycle accident.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident, the last thing you want to worry about is the cost of a motorcycle accident lawyer. Instead, you’re probably thinking about healing, if you were injured, or how to get your bike fixed, or whether your settlement will be enough to cover any medical bills, repair bills, and lost time at work.
During this time, you may be happy to know that the cost of a motorcycle injury lawyer is fairly easy to calculate. You’ll also be happy to know that many motorcycle crash lawyers do not charge any up-front fees for their services.
There’s even more good news: Unlike the attorney process in other areas of law, your initial consultation with a motorcycle lawyer may be free.
You’ve probably figured out by now that even though the cost of a motorcycle accident lawyer does not include any up-front fees, the services are not free. Instead, the fees for the motorcycle attorneys time and services are paid on a contingency basis. Here’s how it works:
Through a contingency arrangement, your motorcycle accident lawyer is paid a percentage of the compensation (settlement) you receive for your motorcycle accident case. You pay nothing until the case is settled, whether it is settled through negotiations or in a trial.
The contingency arrangements across lawyers and law firms is not standard. Generally speaking, the contingency fee – the percentage your motorcycle lawyer will receive from the settlement – will rise or fall depending on the complexity of the case. And in most cases, if your case results in no settlement at all, the attorney will not charge you anything for the work that has been done.
As you can see, the contingency arrangement is a win-win for both you and your motorcycle accident lawyer. For you, it means that during this difficult time, you are spared the expense of hiring an attorney.
For the motorcycle personal injury lawyer, it means that the harder he or she works to increase the settlement, the more they are paid. So they are motivated to get you the highest possible settlement.
You should feel free to ask a prospective motorcycle accident attorney about the costs involved. They are used to discussing the arrangements and are usually transparent about the entire process. Here are the top three questions you should ask:
1. What contingency percentage do you charge?
On this one, you may not get a clear and direct answer right away. That’s because the motorcycle lawyer first has to determine the complexity of your case. If your case is not clear cut, that is, if fault is in question, or if the motorcycle attorney needs to hire an investigator or other outside personnel, the contingency percentage could rise.
On the other hand, if the motorcycle accident attorney determines that your case is “open and shut” with no doubt about fault or the injury results, the percentage may be lower. You should know the contingency fee before signing any agreement.
2. Does your contingency fee include medical bills?
Most motorcycle accident attorneys will pay for any necessary medical bills as part of the contingency arrangement. Not all of them do, however, so this is a very important question to ask during the initial consultation.
3. How long after the settlement is reached will I get my share?
The length of time varies with insurance companies or other parties involved, but settlements are usually paid about two to six weeks after the agreement has been ratified by both sides. The settlement is sent to your motorcycle crash lawyer who deducts the agreed-upon contingency fee, then sends the balance to you.
4. Are there any hidden fees that will be deducted from my share?
Usually not, but this is one important area to discuss with your motorcycle accident lawyer. All issues related to payments and settlements, including medical bills, expenses for outside services, etc. should be discussed prior to signing your agreement so that you know exactly how much you can expect to receive from the final payout.
Ask About Contingency Fees for Russ Brown Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
As pioneers in the field of motorcycle collision cases, Russ Brown Motorcycle Accident Attorneys is one of the nation’s premier motorcycle injury law firms. For over 42 years, Russ Brown Motorcycle Accident Attorneys has brought unmatched experience, leadership, and personalized attention to every case.
From the moment you contact Russ Brown Motorcycle Accident Attorneys, we go to work for you, protecting you from insurance adjusters and others who want to minimize the seriousness of your case, or even claim that you were at fault, even though you weren’t.
What is most important to you is our experience and our high level of success. Since we began, Russ Brown Motorcycle Accident Attorneys has won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Our success rate in California is an extremely high 98% for all retained cases.
Our experience and track record matter because in the event of a serious motorcycle collision, it could be months or even years before you or your loved one are fully recover from your injuries. During that recovery time, you will need the dedication of a motorcycle accident specialist to help you get the highest possible motorcycle accident compensation payout. Russ Brown Motorcycle Accident Attorneys can even help you from being unfairly blamed or inadequately compensated for your injuries and the damage to your bike.
Plus, we have a reputation for winning difficult cases, including those that have been rejected by other attorneys.
We’re riders, too! In fact, we were riders long before we became attorneys. Our knowledge of the roads and rules will be a tremendous advantage to your during the negotiations for your settlement.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident and you are worried about the cost of hiring the best possible motorcycle lawyer for your case, Russ Brown Motorcycle Accident Attorneys can help.
As motorcycle personal injury attorneys, we can help you get the compensation you deserve while you get the medical care and other services you need to get your life back. As a Russ Brown client, you pay nothing until your case is settled. And in the unlikely event there is no settlement, there is no fee.
We ride. We win. We Care.
When you call Russ Brown Motorcycle Accident Attorneys, you have nothing to lose because your initial consultation is free. Don’t settle for less than you deserve! For the motorcycle injury lawyer who can help you, call us today at: (800) 424-5377 or click here to contact us online.