As a general rule, the personal injury lawyer will receive 33% of the final settlement amount in the case. However, cases that go to trial often incur different costs. The goal of this fee structure is to minimize the client’s financial risk in hiring an attorney to represent them.
What if you can’t afford a lawyer for a personal injury case?
Of course, you could find a pro bono lawyer, or you might find someone willing to take your case on contingency. That is, if you lose your case, you won’t pay, but if you win, the law firm will take a portion of the money awarded to you.
Why do you need to hire a personal injury lawyer?
A personal injury attorney will file personal injury claims on your behalf. They will also help bring knowledge, skill, and experience into your case; and this will help you get the settlement you deserve.
What is the most money awarded in a lawsuit?
Technically, the case against big tobacco was the biggest personal injury settlement in U.S. history although it wasn’t a single person or family suing the companies. Forty-six states worked together to sue tobacco manufacturers, and they came away with a $246 billion settlement.
How long do you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Colorado?
Colorado’s statute of limitations for most personal injury lawsuits sets the deadline at two years from the date of the accident. This rule applies to almost all cases seeking compensation for injury caused by another person.