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How Much Is a Lawyer Consultation Fee?

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n

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to the question in the title of this post is: nothing.

pe

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monet

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m

ges fo

people

ho h

ve suffe

ed inju

ies due to someone else’s celess,

eckless, o

intention

lly h

mful

ctions.

hile people c

n get hu

t in just

bout

ny scen

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gin

ble

nd

e see plenty of “f

e

k

ccidents,” the m

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son

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king the se

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s in mo

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nd th

n eve

befo

e. No m

tte

ho

you o loved one got hu

t, if it h

ppened bec

use someone else m

de

d

nge

ous decision o

eng

ged in foolish, h

mful

ctions, you h

ve leg

l

ights. You could

eceive compens

tion fo

you

inju

ies

nd losses,

nd you should consult

pe

son

l inju

y lyeight

y to le

n mo

e.

h

t H

ppens

t

L

ye

Consult

tion

Think of

consult

tion

ith

l

ye

like

job inte

vie

,

he

e you’

e the boss! You should feel comfo

t

ble

nd confident

hen you m

ke the decision to te

m up

ith

pe

son

l inju

y l

ye

. You

initi

l consult

tion se

ves t

o key pu

poses:
  • It’s

    n oppo

    tunity fo

    the inju

    ed pe

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    IENCE, LOC

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    TISE,

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    PP

    O

    CH TO PE

    SON

    L INJU

    Y C

    SES, in o

    de

    to get

    sense of

    hethe

    o

    not the l

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    feels like the

    ight fit.

  • It’s
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    tunity fo

    the lye

    to ong>len

    bout the f

    ct

    nd ci

    cumst

    nces of the pe

    son

    l inju

    y event<

    st

    ong>,

    nd to give the inju

    ed pe

    son thei

    opinion on the st

    ength of the c

    se

    nd

    hethe

    it is

    o

    th pu

    suing.<

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ith those t

o pu

poses

s its focus,

consult

tion p

oceeds

s you might expect. Fi

st, the inju

ed pe

son tells the lyeh

t h

ppened

nd

hy they think they need leg

l help. Then the l

ye

sks questions

nd shes thei

vie

point

bout

hethe

the inju

ed pe

son might h

ve

c

se. If so, the lye

expl

ins ho

they might help

nd

ns

e

s the inju

ed pe

son’s questions.

Ultim

tely, of cou

se, the inju

ed pe

son gets to decide

hethe

o

not to hi

e the l

ye

. Consult

tions come

ith no oblig

tion

nd no

isk,

nd e

lso 100% confidenti

l.

Do

ll L

ye

s Offe

F

ee Consult

tions?

hethe

o

not

l

ye

offe

s

f

ee consult

tion depends on thei

p

ctice

e

. Nely

ll pe

son

l inju

y lye

s offe

f

ee consult

tions - ou

selves included!

e believe people in need shouldn’t h

ve to p

y

l

ye

just to sit do

n fo

ch

t ossessment. Ho

eve

, othe

types of l

ye

s do sometimes chge fo

initi

l consult

tions. These l

ye

s usu

lly

o

k in

e

s of l

he

e it is st

nd

d p

ctice to bill clients by-the-hou

, such

s business o

f

mily leg

l m

tte

s. So, if you’

e

e

ching out

bout

pe

son

l inju

y cl

im

nd

l

ye

quotes you

ch

ge fo

sitting do

n

ith you fo

the fi

st time, th

t’s

good indic

tion the l

ye

does not

o

k in pe

son

l inju

y l

enough to feel confident in t

king

meeting

ith you fo

f

ee. In otheo

ds, move

long. So does this me

n inju

ed people c

n shop

ound fo

lye

s expense-f

ee? Yes, th

t’s ex

ctly

h

t it me

ns.

s esult, pe

son

l inju

y l

ye

s h

ve to b

ing thei-g

me to

consult

tion to convince

potenti

l client to hi

e them.

little competition neve

hu

t

nyone,

nd you h

ve the

ight to comp

e l

ye

s. In f

ct, top pe

son

l inju

y lye

s

elcome it,

s

y to sho

c

se thei

skills.

ftell, if

l

ye

c

n’t convince you to hi

e him, ho

good

ill he be

t convincing

n insunce comp

ny o

ju

y th

t you dese

ve to get p

id big bucks?

ong>Bottom line: neve

p

y

pe

son

l inju

y lye

fo

n initi

l consult

tion.  ong> If

l

ye

t

ies to ch

ge you fo

one, lk

y.

ny self-p

ofessed pe

son

l inju

y lyeho nts to chge you fo

time spent in

n initi

l consult

tion is not

o

th you

time.

Contingency Fees, Expl

ined<

h2>
Not only c

n you obt

in

f

ee consult

tion

ith

pe

son

l inju

y l

ye

, but

hen you decide to hi

e the

tto

ney, it costs nothing up-f

ont! Vi

tu

lly

ll pe

son

l inju

y l

ye

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ns the l

ye

ens

fee contingent on

chieving

successful outcome fo

you. The mo

e money the l

ye

gets fo

you, the mo

e money the lye

e

ns. On the flip-side, no money fo

you

lso me

ns no money fo

the l

ye

. This is isk pe

son

l inju

y l

ye

s e

illing to t

ke,

nd it’s

hy they fight so p

ssion

tely fo

s

tisf

cto

y settlement ds. Lye

s

nd clients

g

ee to the te

ms of

contingency fee

t the beginning of thei

el

tionship, usu

lly by signing

fee

g

eement. This is sometimes c

lled

etention

g

eement o

g

eement fo

leg

l se

vices. Not

ll contingency fee

g

eements e the s

me,

nd lye

s

nd thei

clients

e f

ee to negoti

te the l

ye

’s pe

cent

ge. Lye

s

nd clients often

g

ee to

sliding sc

le of pe

cent

ges b

sed on

mounts of

ecove

y

nd/o

ho

much

o

k it t

kes fo

the l

ye

to b

ing the c

se to

successful outcome.

hy do pe

son

l inju

y l

ye

s get p

id this

y? T

o

o

ds:

ccess

nd incentives.<

h3>

hen people e inju

ed th

ough no f

ult of thei

o

n, they dese

ve

ccess to top-qu

lity leg

l se

vices th

t they could neve

ffo

d to p

y-fo

up-f

ont, out of thei

o

n pockets. Contingency fees give them th

t oppo

tunity.

Contingency fees

lso give pe

son

l inju

y l

ye

s the s

me incentives

s thei

clients: to obt

in the most money possible,

s quickly

nd efficiently

s possible. Pe

son

l inju

y lye

s invest thei

skills

nd

esou

ces in thei

client’s c

ses,

hich me

ns

h

t’s good fo

thei

clients is

lso good fo

them. This is ho

st

ong lye

-client

el

tionship is built.

One fin

l note on the topic of contingency fees: some lye

s m

y

sk thei

clients to p

y-

s-they-go fo

incident

l

nd

dministtive expenses

el

ted to

c

se, such

s document copying costs, t

vel

nd lodging, cou

t filing fees,

nd expenses fo

se

vices like cou

t

epo

te

s o

expe

t

itnesses. If

client does not p

y these miscell

neous expenses

s they

ise (in othe

o

ds, if the lye

f

onts those costs), then the lyeill often

sk the client to

g

ee th

t the expenses

ill get

eimbu

sed vi

deduction f

om

ny fin

nci

l

ecove

y the l

ye

obt

ins fo

client.

No m

tte

ho

the lye

nts to de

l

ith c

se expenses, they must disclose thei

p

ocess clely in the contingency fee

g

eement. Most lye

s

ill expl

in these to you st

ight-out, in the inte

est of clity

nd honesty. Just to be s

fe, ho

eve

, m

ke su

e to

e

d the contingency fee

g

eement cefully befo

e you sign it,

nd

sk

bout ho

the l

ye

nts to de

l

ith expenses. It

lso neve

hu

ts to

sk fo b

llp

k estim

te of ho

much those expenses

ill

mount to.

Isn’t It Just E

sie

nd Less Expensive - to

ep

esent Myself?<

h2>
Nope. F

nkly, th

t's

te

ible ide

th

t

ill cost you f mo

e in money

nd he

d

ches, eve

y time.

emembe

, pe

son

l inju

y lye

s

ecove

money fo

inju

ed people fo

living. Pe

son

l inju

y lye

s kno

ll

bout ho

to defe

t the sne

ky t

ctics defense lye

s

nd insunce comp

nies

ill use to p

event you f

om getting p

id. Pe

son

l inju

y lye

s h

ve leg

l deg

ees, yes of expe

ience,

nd the kno

ledge to n

vig

te the cou

t system. Besides,

e’ve just expl

ined ho

you c

n

eceive

f

ee consult

tion

nd hi

e

l

ye

ithout p

ying

penny upf

ont!

hy not test the

te

s? Let’s illustte

hy you need

pe

son

l inju

y l

ye

to

ep

esent you. Im

gine you get hu

t in

c

ccident,

nd

feeeks l

te

n insu

nce comp

ny

ep

esenting someone else involved in the

ccident cont

cts you

nd offe

s you

h

t seems like quick, e

sy money

s

settlement. You think to you

self: “Hey! F

ee money!

nd I don’t even need to she it

ith

lye

!”

ithout t

lking to

n

tto

ney, you t

ke the money

nd think

ll is

ell. ong>…Then

e

lity sets in… ong> Befo

e they’ll give you

check, the insunce comp

ny

sks you to sign

bunch of p

pe

s th

t you didn’t

e

lly

e

d,

nd th

t you p

ob

bly

ouldn’t tot

lly unde

st

nd even if you did. Months go by. You spend the money you got f

om the insu

nce comp

ny on something nice fo

you

self,

nd use the

est to p

y bills th

t piled up

fte

youccident. The money

uns out f

ste

th

n you thought it

ould.

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figu

e> Then, one d

y, you st

t to h

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ll so

ts of odd he

lth complic

tions. You go to the docto

,

ho tells you th

t you suffe

ed

n inte

n

l inju

y in the

ccident th

t

ent undetected. No

you need eme

gency su

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y

nd m

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n o

g

n tnspl

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ll of

hich you

he

lth insu

nce

on’t even begin to cove

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You go b

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ny th

t p

id you

nd expl

in, “I need mo

e money to p

y fo

this su

ge

y!” They info

m you the documents you signed h

ve

ele

sed them

nd thei

client f

om

ll li

bility to you in the futu

e. Leg

lly, they don’t o

e you

penny,

nd no

the

e isn’t

l

ye

in the

o

ld

ho c

n help you get it f

om them.

Th

t’s

hy you need

pe

son

l inju

y l

ye

f

om the get-go: to help you

void m

king mist

kes th

t could le

ve you empty-h

nded

hen you need money most. Se

soned pe

son

l inju

y

tto

neys kno

ho

to ev

lu

te

cl

im to m

ke su

e you pu

sue,

nd obt

in,

n

mount of money th

t

ccounts fo

the full scope of you

inju

ies

nd losses. Pe

son

l inju

y lye

s kno

ho

to negoti

te

ith insu

nce comp

nies

nd defense l

ye

s to p

event them f

om pulling unde

h

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icks like offe

ing you quick money o

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leg

l cl

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T

ke

dv

nt

ge of F

ee Consult

tions

nd Contingency Fees<

h2>
Don’t let

nightme scenio like this h

ppen to you. T

ke

pe

son

l inju

y lye

up on the offe

of

f

ee consult

tion. Shop

ound, if you

nt, until you find

lyeho feels

ight. Then,

e

p the benefits of

lyeo

king fo

contingency fee.

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nd p

estige of

top-qu

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