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How Much Does a Lawyer for an Auto Accident Cost?

After suffering injuries in a car accident, it is common to experience significant financial hardship. Medical bills, missed time at work, and property damage can quickly take their toll on your bank account. However, if another party caused the collision, you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation for these and other losses. An experienced attorney can help you achieve a successful outcome in your case.

How much does an auto accident attorney cost in Wisconsin? Most injury lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, which can be a relief for injured individuals who cannot afford to pay out-of-pocket legal fees.


What Is a Contingency Fee?


A contingency fee arrangement is an agreement wherein your personal injury attorney will only take a fee for their services if they win a financial award in your case. If they do not, you will owe them nothing. This arrangement allows those with limited financial means to access high-quality legal representation. It also ensures that your lawyers stay motivated to succeed in your case because they will only get paid if you do.

The amount you owe at the end of your case will be a percentage of your award or settlement, which you will agree on with your attorney before they begin working on your claim. In general, the percentage depends upon the risk, expected cost, and difficulty of the case.

What Percentage Will My Lawyer Take If I Get a Settlement?

Percentage fees generally tend to fall in the 25-40 percent range, with many personal injury cases handled on a 33 1/3% contingent fee.  Sometimes the fee percentage increases if there is an appeal after a trial, but those are fairly rare circumstances.


Contact an Experienced Wisconsin Auto Accident Attorney


While many people believe they can save time and money by handling their automobile accident claims themselves, accident victims who hire legal representation are more likely to receive the compensation they deserve. However, it is crucial to remember that not all car accident firms are created equally.

At Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., our award-winning Madison attorneys will take the time to listen to your story and get to know you so that we can tailor a unique legal strategy for your case. Contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to learn more about how we can help you.

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