How Much Does a Personal Injury Case Cost?

If you are pursuing a personal injury claim due to a car accident, a slip and fall case, the negligence of another individual or entity, or for any other reason, you may wonder how you would even be able to afford an attorney if you wanted one. Yourparticular claim may be complex and frustrating, requiring the legal help of an experienced personal injury attorney, but how do you pay for the services in the first place?

The Cost of a Personal Injury Attorney in Orlando

 There are many expenses that go into dealing with a personal injury case. Before your personal injury claim goes to court (or even if it doesn't go to court at all) there are certain pre-suit services that need to be paid for, including:
  • Consultations
  • Review of case
  • Investigations
  • Analysis of case direction
  • Advice on medical treatment
  • And possibly more
If the case does go to litigation (lawsuit), there may be even more fees and services that must be paid, including:
  • Drafting a complaint
  • Discovery, by which the attorneys can obtain evidence from each party
  • Depositions
  • Any court fees that may accrue

With all of the services and fees that must be paid before and after trial, a personal injury case could easily end up costing you thousands of dollars.

How Do I Pay for a Personal Injury Attorney?

Luckily, you don't have to be incredibly wealthy to receive competent legal counsel and work. There are a couple common ways by which a attorney may be compensated for their work.

An attorney could always be hired and paid by the hour. But as stated above, that could be thousands of dollars and paying it up front may be nearly impossible.

You could also hire an attorney and agree to pay a percentage of the recovery at the end of the case. This is also known as a contingency. When an attorney says that they will not be paid unless you are paid for your case, that's what they mean. They agree to only be paid for their services if you win your case, that way they are guaranteed a certain percentage of your settlement or judgment if their legal work wins in the end. This is how our attorneys are paid at the Coye Law Firm, and we would be more than happy to discuss your claim with you.


Call 407.648.4940 or contact Coye Law Firm today for a free consultation about your case.

The expert injury attorneys at Coye Law Firm are experienced with Florida, New York, Michigan, and District of Columbia law and are here to help the injured.

If you'd like to learn more about injury law and your rights, read my book, Sharing the Secrets, Learning the Lies: A Guide to Florida Personal Injury

From this book you will learn… 

  1. The ONE THING you must do within 14 days of your accident (page 46)
  2. The two most important factors in determining case value (page 8)
  3. How to understand what your insurance will and will not cover (chapter 3)
  4. 6 critical steps you must take after an accident (chapter 7)
  5. Why you should not trust the insurance company’s repair shop (page 78)
  6. How to choose the right doctor (chapter 5)
  7. A claim you could make against your own insurance company if your car is damaged, but not totaled (page 87)
  8. The secrets to getting a fair settlement (chapter 10)
  9. An 8-step breakdown of the normal process for lawsuits (page 121)
  10. The one 4-letter word that might cost you (chapter 12)
  11. How to start gathering the most important evidence you need (page 75)
  12. …and more!

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