How Much Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

October 30, 2020

Hiring a personal injury attorney after your accident is one of the best investments you can make.

Good representation can help you get the best treatment for your injuries, ensure that you have the evidence to hold the liable party responsible, and maximize your compensation by offering compelling testimony of economic and non-economic losses.


Most firms offer free, no-obligation consultations to potential clients. It’s your chance to get preliminary answers to your questions, as well as a general understanding of your rights under Georgia and South Carolina personal injury law.

Contingency Fees

Accident law firms generally charge 35%-45% of your recovery. That means you aren’t charged anything for legal services unless the firm is ultimately successful in getting money for your case. If you do not win your case, then you don’t owe the lawyer any fees. Without any upfront costs, the attorney handling your case believes it has merit, otherwise would not take your case.

If a lawsuit is filed on your case and enters litigation, the attorney may charge an additional 5% to 10% on top of their base fee.

While 35%-45% may seem high, it’s your accident attorney’s job to maximize your financial recovery, because their pay is determined by the outcome of your case.

Court Costs and Other Expenses

These costs are variable depending on the work required by your case. For standard expenses like retrieving police reports, obtaining medical records, and paperwork and postage, a case may see $50 to $500 in expenses. If a case has a lawsuit filed and therefore enters the litigation process, additional fees can be incurred for expenses such as trial exhibits, expert witness fees, and travel.

Some lawyers might bill you for the costs as they are incurred, while others track expenses and deduct the total from the amount you receive after winning your case.

Hiring M. Austin Jackson Attorney at Law

Our office offers free consultations and represents injury victims on a contingency fee basis. If we don’t succeed, you don’t have to pay us one penny — we take the risk of losing so that you don’t have to risk anything at all. This gives us an incentive to fight hard for our clients, and we think it shows. In the majority of our cases, we have gotten a fair settlement for our clients without having to go to court. That said, we are prepared to take our clients’ cases to trial if that’s what true justice requires.

M. Austin Jackson Attorney at Law has the knowledge, experience, and resources to take on a wide array of different injury claims and make a compelling case for compensation for our clients. Since 2013, we have recovered millions for our personal injury clients. In the event of wrongful death, the family can seek compensation for the full value of the life that was lost, as well as damages to pay for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and much more.

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