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An attorney who believes a case has merit will take the case without payment up front. They will take the case on a contingency basis, which means they will receive a percentage of the damages awarded. The average percentage is 33 percent. This is the fee for the case through settlement. If the case has to go to trial, your contingency fee percentage may increase. Some attorneys will increase the fee to 40. These percentages usually do not include the attorney's outofpocket expenses, which you will also have to pay form any recovery you receive via settlement or verdict.
Injuries cost money, including time away from work, medical bills and other complications. You should have an attorney help you with your claim. Not sure if you have a good injury case? Speak to a local personal injury attorney about the merits of your case. This one step can help you protect your rights and take the proper next steps.