How Much Does a Car Accident Attorney Cost?

A man sits inside his car holding his neck and lower back in pain after experiencing a car accident.
A car accident attorney is an important investment who can make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
By Osborne & Francis
July 18, 2024
Car accident lawyer costs vary and depend on the attorney’s fee structure, the complexity of the case, and the location of the accident. 

Car accidents are an unfortunate part of using our roadways and road systems. They occur without warning and can result in serious injury and property damage. Sometimes, the only way to ensure that you have the financial means to recover is to pursue a lawsuit for damages against the responsible parties. 

Hiring a car accident attorney is one of the most important steps in the legal process. Many people who need to hire attorneys to handle their car accident lawsuits are hesitant to do so because of the high cost associated with legal fees. 

However, many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that your lawyer does not take any legal fees unless they successfully secure a damages award for your case. 

The car accident attorneys at Osborne & Francis have many years of experience in handling car accident litigation. We know how important it is to handle your case carefully and efficiently. Contact our helpful associates online or by calling (561) 293-2600

We are standing by to evaluate your case and help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to. Read on to learn more about contingency fees and the cost of car accident attorneys.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Car Accident Lawsuit? 

In a car accident lawsuit, various types of damages may be available to compensate the injured party for their losses. Damages refer to the compensation that may be awarded to a victim to cover losses resulting from the accident. Damages are either considered economic damages or non-economic damages. Some types of damages available in car accident lawsuits include

  • Medical Expenses: Damages in a car accident lawsuit may include compensation for past and future medical treatments, hospitalization, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and other healthcare costs related to the injuries sustained in the car accident.
  • Property Damage: Your lawyer can help secure compensation that can cover the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged vehicle and other property.
  • Loss of Wages and Loss of Future Earnings: You may be able to recover compensation for income lost due to the inability to work during recovery. This may include future lost earning capacity if the injuries result in long-term or permanent disability.
  • Pain and Suffering: Pain and suffering damages may be awarded for the physical and emotional pain, suffering, and inconvenience caused by the car accident and resulting injuries. This may include damages for psychological impact, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), resulting from the car accident.
  • Punitive damages: These damages are intended to punish the at-fault party for reckless or malicious behavior rather than compensating the victim. These are not always awarded and are subject to specific legal criteria.

The availability and limits of damages can vary by jurisdiction, and specific laws may apply. Consult with a personal injury attorney to understand the specific damages applicable to your case and the potential compensation you may be entitled to. Keep in mind that insurance coverage and policy limits can also impact the amount of compensation that can be recovered.

Car accident lawsuits can be confusing and complicated. An experienced attorney can make sure that you are adhering to the laws and legal procedures of your jurisdiction. Contact the attorneys at Osborne & Francis online or by calling (561) 293-2600. Let us help you begin the legal process today. 

How Much Does a Lawyer for a Car Accident Cost?

Hiring a car accident attorney is one of the best ways to make sure that you receive the financial compensation that you are entitled to. Fee structures and payment plans will vary by the unique circumstances of your cases as well as jurisdiction. Discuss any fee structures with the attorney during the initial consultation and carefully review the fee agreement before signing.

You may be wondering “How much does an accident lawyer cost?” The attorneys at Osborne & Francis work on a contingency fee basis. Lawyers who work on contingency fees do not collect legal fees unless their client’s claim is successful and their client is awarded damages.

If their client is successful, the legal team will collect a percentage of the damages. The percentage can vary but is often around one-third of the settlement or judgment. At Osborne & Francis, we work with our car accident clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that we won’t send you a single bill unless we secure a victory for you.

An experienced car accident attorney can help you in different types of car accident litigation including: 

If you or someone you know has been injured or involved in a car accident, you may need to bring a lawsuit in order to be properly compensated for your injuries. The attorneys at Osborne and Francis may be able to help. Our personal injury lawyers will work hard to make sure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to under the law. 

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney 

Hiring a lawyer to represent you in your car accident litigation is one of the most important steps that you can take. Those who hire lawyers to represent them and their interests typically receive higher damages than those who do not. 

The attorneys at Osborne & Francis are familiar with complicated car accident cases and will diligently represent you from start to finish. Our associates have secured numerous victories for our clients including a $7.5 million dollar award for an individual who was injured in a trucking accident. 

Our car accident attorneys are dedicated to using our years of experience to help you receive the maximum damages award that you are entitled to. Contact Osborne & Francis online or by calling (561) 293-2600. We are standing by to help you begin the legal process today.  

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