A majority of truck accident lawyers operate on a contingency basis. This means you do not pay your lawyer until your case has been won. If you do not win your case, you do not have to pay your lawyer. It’s really quite simple on paper.
It is important to note that, while you may not be responsible for attorneys’ fees if you lose your case, some firms will require that you pay court costs, filing fees, and related expenses in any event. Some firms also charge interest on costs absorbed during the process of the claim, which will impact your final settlement.
Before you sign a contingency agreement, read it over. You can even discuss it with another attorney. It is important that you understand what you are agreeing to – and what your attorney can and cannot charge you for – before you hire a firm. Take your time in this selection. Your lawyer will play an impactful role in the success of your case.
Truck Accident Damages
Damages sought in a truck accident case may include:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Wages lost during recovery and due to new limitations
- Household modifications and adaptive technologies
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- And more
Victims of truck accidents often face excessive medical expenses, find themselves unable to work, and are forced to deal with permanent complications. Full and proper compensation for these damages often requires legal action. Choosing the right legal team is essential for both your comfort and the success of your case. Once again, we strongly encourage you to take your time in this decision. Just not too much time: you only have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action.
We are Here to Help
If you have been injured in a truck accident, Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance is here to help. Call us today at 404-760-7400 to schedule a free consultation at one of our Atlanta offices. We welcome clients from Savannah, Columbia, Augusta, and all nearby areas of Georgia.