Auto accidents can take a huge toll on your life. In addition to serious or life threatening injuries, they can also leave you with steep bills. In some cases, your medical treatment or property damage can push you deep into debt. As an accident victim, you have enough to worry about without the added burden of financial stress. However, if you are considering a lawsuit, you may be concerned about the required legal fees. Will a lawsuit simply increase your debt? Attorney Joe Horrox is committed to justice and compassionate representation. He will never charge you unless you win your case, at which time he will charge a predetermined contingency fee. Attorney Horrox is highly experienced in personal injury law. Therefore, there is a good chance that you will obtain the money to cover your bills, lost wages and other expenses. To learn more about auto accident attorney fees, contact our DeLand area practice today.
Just, Reasonable Fees for Your Personal Injury Case
We know that you are already facing serious physical, emotional, and financial strain. Attorney Horrox and his team are committed to helping you through this difficult time. We never charge for an unsuccessful case. Some lawyers require an hourly fee. In contrast, we only charge a contingency fee. Once the court awards your damages, we will take out an agreed-upon percentage. The contingency fee will be fixed in advance, and we will always charge a fair and reasonable amount.
Determining the Rate of Your Contingency Fee
The exact percentage that we charge will depend on several factors. These may include:
- The difficulty of your case
- The amount of time needed to research your case and develop an effective legal argument
Contingency fees are typically about 33 percent of damages. However, if a lawsuit goes beyond negotiation to a court trial, these fees may increase. We will establish the contingency fee when we agree to take the case. Attorney Horrox has great success with auto accident cases. However, if your case is not successful in court, you will not face any legal charges.
It is important to note that there may be some additional fees that are out of our control. These costs can include:
- Court filing fees
- Payment to expert witnesses, accident reconstruction experts, or other professionals
- Retrials or appeals to a higher court
What Damages Can You Expect to Recover?
The full total of the contingency fee depends on the amount of money you receive from your lawsuit. This amount will vary, based on the circumstances of your accident and the related costs. In general, legal damages will cover:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- The costs of physical therapy or counseling
- Lost wages
- Funeral costs, in the case of wrongful death
In some cases, you may also be entitled to money for pain and suffering or loss of quality of life. These damages are more subjective. Therefore, it is more difficult to determine exactly how much you will receive in these instances.
Contact Joe Horrox Law
Contact us today for a case evaluation. We will determine if you have a viable lawsuit, and we will begin discussing your contingency fee.