Many people believe hiring an attorney in California is expensive. Here is how car accident lawyers who work on contingency can help you
When you are injured in any kind of accident, you are usually entitled to all damages including noneconomical and economical. The objective of the court system in California is to compensate the driver so that the driver can be on the same level they were before they were injured. You are also entitled to things like medical costs and any wages that you have lost due to being injured, emotional pain and loss of income or personal time.
Will My Case Be Seen In Court?
Many car accident cases never make it to the inside of a California courtroom. The majority of them are settled outside during the negotiation phase. It is a part of what follows after a car accident where the insurance company of who’s at-fault makes a settlement offer to the injured party.
However, it is typically beneficial for both parties to agree outside of court, there are those times where they cannot come to a fair agreement and proceed to a court trial. A personal injury lawyer can help mediate this agreement.
Can You Handle Your Settlement Without The Help of a Lawyer?
After an accident, the at-fault’s party will reach out to you in attempts to come to a settlement. If you don’t know what you are entitled to, however, there is no way (without the help of a lawyer) to know if you are getting compensated fairly.
The problem with not having representation is that the insurance company is a business like any other. Their job is to minimize their costs by compensating the least amount possible. If you don’t have professional negotiating skills and the ability to calculate both economic and noneconomic damages, then you don’t know if the insurance company is offering you a fair price.
What If You Can’t Afford a Car Accident Attorney in California?
Making the choice to represent yourself could be a huge mistake, even if you believe you don’t have the means to pay an accident lawyer. We can help you today by offering free consultations and working on a contingency-based fee.
Personal injury attorneys generally work on something called a contingency basis. This means that they do not collect any payment from you upfront. Instead, they come to an agreement on a percentage of the settlement and they don’t collect any money for your case unless they can win a settlement.
Once a settlement is reached or the case is played out in court, your lawyer will take a percentage of your compensation that was agreed upon prior. Giving your lawyer a percentage of what you walk away with is still likely to put you on top, then if you were to handle the case yourself.
Call the Krasney Law Firm at (909) 380-7200 today for a FREE case evaluation.