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How Much of a Car Accident Settlement in Texas Goes to the Lawyer?

Car accidents can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent action, you may be entitled to compensation. In many cases, you will need the help of an experienced attorney to recover maximum damages.

Many people have misconceptions about the expense of hiring legal counsel, incorrectly assuming that it will cost you an arm and a leg—and any uninjured appendages—to engage them and pay for their services. If you have not worked with an attorney before, you may wonder how much of your money a lawyer gets from a car accident settlement. Though every law firm is different, at Grossman Law Offices, we recover fees only if we win your case, which means we are motivated to do our best work for every client and help you recover the compensation you deserve for what you have been through. 

How Much Does a Lawyer Get from a Car Accident Settlement?

Our team, like many other personal injury attorneys, works on a contingency fee. This means that our fee will be a percentage of your settlement, but we get paid only if you win your case. This also means that there are no up-front costs to you. We offer a free initial case consultation to help you determine the merits of your case and whether pursuing legal action is the best strategy for your situation. If you decide to work with us, we will agree on a fee amount that makes sense for both of us, to be paid only if we are able to help you achieve a favorable settlement or jury verdict. 

How Does a Contingency Fee Work?

A contingency fee is really beneficial for most personal injury clients because there is little to no risk in hiring an attorney to handle your case. If you do not receive payment for your injuries, your lawyer will also receive nothing. If they do recover compensation on your behalf, how much of the settlement the lawyer gets is generally determined in one of two ways: 

  • A percentage of your car accident insurance claim, or
  • A percentage of what is awarded in court by a judge or jury

The amount is usually agreed on between the attorney and client prior to starting their work together. This structure is beneficial because you are not incurring out-of-pocket expenses. You never have to worry if you have enough funds to pay your attorney because they are paid based on their ability to get you as much money as possible. The arrangement also motivates your attorney to get you as much as possible. After all, the more you receive, the more they get paid. It’s really a win-win situation.

How Can a Texas Car Accident Lawyer Help?

Most car accident cases start out as insurance claims, and insurance companies do not make the process easy. An attorney can help you determine the value of your claim and negotiate on your behalf to receive an amount that actually makes sense. You do not have to accept an unfair insurance settlement. If no fair settlement can be reached, your attorney can advise you on filing a lawsuit and walk you through the litigation process. This includes filing paperwork, gathering evidence, preparing for a jury trial, and more. 

When considering legal action for a car accident in Texas, be aware that you have only two years to file after the date of the accident. If you miss this deadline, you will be barred from legal recovery. 

We Can Help You Get Started Today 

The award-winning attorneys at Grossman Law Offices understand the intricacies of Texas personal injury law. With over 30 years of experience representing thousands of clients, we are confident that we can help you achieve the results you need to heal and recover from what you have been through. Contact us to schedule your free case consultation.

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