Legal fees in personal injury cases can vary, but personal injury lawyers typically take cases on what is called a “contingency fee” basis. This means, if you are an injured victim of negligence, you’ll pay no fees “up front,” and you’ll pay nothing until and unless your attorney prevails on your behalf. When your lawyer is paid out of the final compensation award, the fee typically ranges from thirty to fifty percent.
If you’ve been injured, and if you believe that someone else’s negligence is the reason why it’s in your best interests to speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Of course, any injury requires that you seek medical attention immediately. But speaking with an attorney is your next absolute priority because the sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner that attorney can resolve your case and recover the compensation you deserve.
The amount of time you have for taking legal action after an accident depends on where you live. Each state has a slightly different statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a legally-established time limit for taking legal action. If you fail to meet the deadline, you won’t be allowed to file a lawsuit. Georgia’s statute of limitations gives victims two years from the date of the accident to take action. But don’t wait two years to see an attorney. If you’ve been injured, get the advice you need promptly.