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If a driver runs a red light and crashes into you, how much does it cost to hire a Texas car accident lawyer to handle the car accident claim?
Josh Hopkins is a personal injury attorney with the law firm Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., which has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and the Rio Grande Valley.
In this Quick Question, he explains that in Texas, victims of car accidents pay no out of pocket expenses when hiring a car accident attorney.
To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-981-1283 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.
This is why most personal injury attorneys like those that handle car accidents offer free consultations to potential clients and work on a contingency fee basis; this means that a client does not need to pay their attorney unless the attorney wins their case, and only at that time. This allows the injured party and their family to focus on healing and recovery rather than worrying about how to pay a lawyer on top of the medical bills they are already figuring out how to pay. In the case of a car accident, the injured party should seek immediate medical care and discuss with an attorney whether the at-fault driver’s insurance provider should pay their healthcare.
All of the expenses associated with the case such as hiring experts to recreate the scene of the accident and even filing fees will be advanced by the lawyer, only to be paid back at the conclusion of a successful case. Finding yourself or your family injured in a car accident is a stressful and frightening situation. Personal injury attorneys understand this and have designed their payment system to try and take some of the burden off people already going through a traumatic situation.
Most reputable personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis, so it could be a red flag if a personal injury attorney requests money up front or throughout the process. It’s a good idea to contact more than one personal injury attorney before deciding which one you want to represent your case. Some good questions to ask in the initial consultation include questions about their success rate and experience handling cases similar to your own.
For example, if you believe the accident was caused by the other party texting while driving, have they handled these cases before? It’s also a good idea to ask questions about an attorney’s desired payment system during the initial consultation. A good personal injury attorney will be straightforward regarding the percentage of the compensation they expect to recuperate at the end of a successful claim to prevent any unpleasant surprises for the injured party.
To learn more, contact Josh Hopkins directly by calling 888-981-1283 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.
How can I afford to hire an attorney after being hit by a driver who ran a red light? We asked Texas attorney Josh Hopkins in this AskTheLawyers.com™ Quick Question.
Well, most attorneys who do personal injury work realize that their clients can't afford to pay $400 or $500 an hour for their services.
So what we do, and what most attorneys do, who do this type of work, is work on what's called a Contingency arrangement where they take a percentage of the recovery if and when there's a recovery. The attorney will advance all the expenses of the case, and his attorney's fees and wait to the end of the case to recover out of the proceeds of the case, his attorney's fees and their expenses. And in some states, including Texas, if there isn't a recovery, you wouldn't owe the firm anything for firm expenses or attorney's fees.
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