A money-conscious attorney should be as intelligent in handling (and keeping control of) the costs of your personal injury case as he or she is about the law involved in your case.

That is not to say that the attorney should scrimp on all costs just to save a dime. There are certainly some costs that are necessary for your case and those that although not absolutely necessary, they are very valuable in helping to establish a strong case.

On the other hand, there are attorneys who will spend your money like it is going out of style. Yes, I said your money. Usually (depending on the language of the fee agreement you sign with your attorney) you are responsible for you case costs. This responsibility can vary. Some attorneys go as far as making you pay for your costs up front, most front the costs and then pay them out of the settlement or judgment in your case. The real split is whether or not those costs are paid by you or the attorney should there be no recovery in your case. At our office, we advance all costs and take them out of the settlement or judgment at the end of the case. If there is no recovery in the case, we pay the costs and the client owes nothing.

Ok, back to those attorneys who love to spend lots of money to work up their cases. This approach might be ok if you have a multimillion dollar case. However, if you have a normal sized case, you want to be sure your attorney is paying attention to how every dollar is spent. I have got to be frank here, but I’ve known many attorneys who are not the most savvy money managers – both with their own money, that of their law firm and most importantly their clients’ money.

The other side of the coin is that it does indeed take some financial investment to build a strong and successful personal injury case. So, you also don not want an attorney who is too cheap to pay for the necessary things for your case such as ordering your medical records and billing, paying court fees in a timely manner and even hiring a private investigator to track down that key witness that can make or break your case.

When looking for an attorney for your pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle or auto accident case be sure to ask some questions about how they handle case costs and what their “typical” case costs look like in cases similar to yours. You might be surprised at some of the responses you get. Good luck. Go find an awesome Personal Injury Traffic Accident Lawyer who is right for you!

Accident Client

“Last March, my partner was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. During this difficult time of healing, we knew that bills were going to pile up and his was going to be a long process. After looking at multiple law firms, we knew that Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers was going to be the best place to work with. Lauren and her team were patient, supportive and caring during his difficult time. His schedule was always busy with work and doctor appointments that his main source of communication was through email. Lauren and her team made it to where he didn’t have to worry about anything but just sending over the paper work he got from the hospital, and other bill collectors involving his incident and they worried about the rest.

Because of all their help my partner Aaron, was able to heal with less worries on his shoulders. By end of December, everything was settled and we were pleased with the results. I’d like to give a huge thank you to Lauren & the Sally Morin team. If you’re looking for a law firm for your incident, I’d definitely look at this law firm.”

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It is essential to know your rights after a traffic accident so you can protect yourself and the value of your claim.
This guide will help you:

  • 1Know what to do when dealing with insurance claims, police reports and lawyers.
  • 2Avoid making mistakes that undermine the value of your claim
  • 3Put yourself in a position to get the best settlement possible