How Do I Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyer | Mike Lewis Attorneys
How much does a personal injury lawyer cost? That’s a question I’m asked every day. Personal injury attorneys usually take cases on a contingent fee, that simply means the attorney fee is based on the amount he or she can win for you. If your lawyer tries your case and loses, your attorney does not receive an attorney fee, nor do you receive any money for your injuries. Of course, attorney fees are different from costs, and you may be responsible for certain costs associated with your case. That’s a question you will need to ask your attorney before signing any contract.

Attorney Fees

Why do some attorneys charge less than others? Usually, attorneys base their fees on their ability to recover for you. Attorneys with years of experience and a good reputation charge a set percentage and stick to that number. Less experienced attorneys may be willing to cut their fees, but their lack of experience may show in the courtroom or when it comes time to discuss your settlement with the insurance company. The old saying, “You get what you pay for,” often fits in this case. Having an experienced attorney by your side may actually help with your settlement.

Finding the Right Representation

How do I find the right attorney? Usually, I suggest talking to friends and neighbors. You might want to search the internet or Google an attorney you’ve seen on TV. Look at their ratings and read their testimonials. AVVO is also a good source for attorney reviews. You may want to skip the PRO paid ads which many attorneys purchase to be listed first on AVVO’s web site. Simply read the reviews. A “Best Law Firm” and “Best Lawyer” award is usually a good referral. These honors are given by fellow attorneys and meet tough requirements. Take your time and choose wisely. You want this to be a rewarding partnership.

 

Call 866-299-1769 or use the Free Case Evaluation form to schedule a free consultation.
  • North Carolina’s Rural Roads Some Of The Most Dangerous In The U.S.

    North Carolina’s Rural Roads Some Of The Most Dangerous In The U.S.

    According to research from National Association of Counties (NACO), North Carolina has more than 70,000 miles in rural roads. This may conjure up picturesque images of peaceful pastures and living life at a slower pace. While that may certainly be …Read More »
  • Hurt In An Accident: How To Prove Fault

    Hurt In An Accident: How To Prove Fault

    Imagine driving down Market Street thinking about all the things left to do in the day: picking up the kids, going to the grocery store, dropping off a package at the post office. You enter an intersection and the next …Read More »
  • Car Accident in Leased Vehicle: What To Do

    Car Accident in Leased Vehicle: What To Do

    There is nothing worse for a driver than being in a severe automobile accident. It’s not just the potential injuries, the hassle of dealing with the insurance companies, or, heaven forbid, trying to navigate a settlement in court. It’s the …Read More »
  • Car Accident Caused By Cell Phone in North Carolina

    Car Accident Caused By Cell Phone in North Carolina

    One of the most commonly asked questions here at Mike Lewis Attorneys is what the rules are concerning driving and cell phone usage. It’s hard to keep track when the rules change constantly, and no two states have the same …Read More »
Call Us Toll Free 866-299-1769