Cok Kinzler: How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney Cost? - Cok Kinzler

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How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney Cost?

February 23,2021

"How much is this going to cost me?" It's a valid question and one that most people who find themselves facing unexpected personal injuries are apt to ask. We understand. Not only are you likely looking at a fresh stack of medical bills and future costs, but lawyers also do not have a general reputation for affordability.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost in Montana

Let us put your mind at ease right away: personal injury law isn't like other branches of law where the price tag for a quality attorney feels far beyond your reach. Though some personal injury attorneys are paid by the hour, most work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you don't pay anything upfront. Your payment comes from a percentage of your settlement should you win.

At Cok Kinzler, simply put, we don't receive any payment unless you do. We see this as just one more piece in our company framework that focuses on putting the needs of our clients first and foremost. As we prioritize keeping our community safe, we make it our priority to approach every single case from a place of compassion. That includes a payment structure that's honest, transparent, and fair, no matter what.

What is the Fee If We Win Our Case?

We have the combined expertise it takes to help you win your case, no matter how complex. We've won more than $100 million for our clients throughout our time as personal injury attorneys. We work tirelessly to help our clients seek the justice they deserve, from medical malpractice to auto wrecks and everything in between. While most cases settle before trial, we prepare every case as if it will go to trial. This happens when the party at fault would rather pay a settlement than see the case go to court and face a potential suit. However, in the case that your case does go to trial, we are ready and equipped with the expertise it takes to help you win in the courtroom, as well.

A typical structure for the contingency fees associated with personal injury law falls anywhere between 30-40% of the settlement you receive. It's not uncommon for personal injury attorneys to collect around one-third of whatever it is you are awarded. So if you won $30,000 in your settlement, your attorney would collect $10,000 of that lump sum. Again, this is never a fee that is due to your lawyer out of pocket. This percentage is only collected in the event that your lawyer successfully presents your case and wins you a settlement.

What Additional Fees Do I Need to be Aware of?

It's important to know that there are sometimes additional costs associated with the work your personal injury attorney performs for your case. These should be communicated with you upfront so that you are not blindsided by a growing list of costs. However, the cost of these services is rarely collected at the time of their execution. Instead, most personal injury attorneys will deduct the total cost of these services from your final settlement. Some of the labor that may incur a cost includes:

  • Pulling medical records
  • Pulling police reports
  • Postage
  • Filing fees
  • Hiring investigators for your case
  • Hiring expert witnesses
  • Trial exhibits

Again, your lawyer should discuss these aspects of your case with you as they move through the process, keeping you afloat of everything that is happening with your case.

If you're curious to learn more about how our experts can help you, please give us a call. With a priority on honest communication and your best interests in mind, all of our consultations are completely free. Reach out today to see how our team can support you as you seek justice and relief.