Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at 10:00 pm    

When you are injured in a car accident in California caused by another driver, you might be entitled to compensation from the other driver for your injuries and damages. In most cases, filing an insurance claim is the first step in recovering money for your accident claim. However, if the insurance company denies liability for the claim, you may need to discuss your options with a Sacramento car accident attorney.

How Can I Afford to Hire a Car Accident Attorney After a Traffic Accident?

Paying an attorney to represent you in a car accident claim can seem like an impossible task, especially if you have been out of work recovering from injuries. Money can be very tight, but you need an attorney’s advice and help with your accident claim. Without an attorney, you may not receive any money for your claim or very little money for your claim. It is a stressful and frustrating situation.

The good news is that most personal injury attorneys in California represent injury victims without charging them any money up front for attorneys’ fees. The arrangement is referred to as a contingency agreement.

With a contingency fee agreement, the attorney agrees to wait to receive his or her attorneys’ fees until the client receives money for his or her claim. If the attorney is unable to settle the claim or obtain a court judgment for the claim, the attorney does not receive any money for attorneys’ fees. Therefore, the accident victims receive the experienced legal advice and representation that the victim needs without worrying about how to pay an attorney.

The fee is based on the amount of the settlement or court order. When the client hires the attorney, the parties agree to a specific percentage for the contingency fee. Therefore, the attorney has the incentive to maximize the amount of compensation paid to the client because the attorneys’ fees are based on that amount. The more money the client receives, the more money the attorney receives. The arrangement works well for both parties.

Who Pays the Costs and Expenses of the Case?

Ultimately, the client is responsible for paying the costs and expenses related to the case. Costs and expenses of a personal injury case may include:

  • Expert witness fees
  • Court filing fees
  • Copy costs
  • Postage
  • Travel costs
  • Deposition fees
  • Costs for obtaining copies of police reports, accident reports, and medical records

In most cases, the law firm pays for the costs and fees during the case. When the case is settled, the law firm is reimbursed for the costs and fees it paid on behalf of the client.

Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney for More Information

If you have been injured, we want to help. Our attorneys understand how difficult it can be to make ends meet after an accident. Please take advantage of our free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyer.

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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!