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Personal Injuries and Contingent Attorney Fees
Posted by: F Lee Bailey ()
Date: June 10, 2012 07:10PM

I was in an accident (caused by the other person) and submitted a claim to the other person's insurance company. They came back to me in writing offering to settle for the value of the person's policy. Let's say this is $50K

Question

1. Would it be reasonable to expect to find a personal injury lawyer who would take this on contingency for the amount OVER what I've already been offered?

2. Since this is a relatively straightforward case, (the insurance company already offered to settle) what contingency rate would be appropriate? 30% 33% 40%

3. Does anyone have any expereince with any personal injury attornies in Fairfax county?

Thanks

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Re: Personal Injuries and Contingent Attorney Fees
Posted by: Mike Slocumb ()
Date: June 10, 2012 07:24PM

You need the Mike Slocumb lawfirm. Show them you MEAN BUSINESS!
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Re: Personal Injuries and Contingent Attorney Fees
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: June 11, 2012 11:28AM

Unless the defendant is loaded, unlikely if he only has $50k in liability insurance, the easy and sometimes the only way to collect on any judgment is from the other guy's insurance. You take that off the table and the personal injury attorney is taking a huge risk that he will do alot of work and not get paid for it. For that much risk the attorney is probably going to want to be paid far more than the typical rates, if they will touch the case at all. 30-40% are the normal rates. If you can find a PI attorney who will work on your terms the percentages are likely to be higher.

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Re: Personal Injuries and Contingent Attorney Fees
Date: June 11, 2012 03:33PM

33% is pretty much the benchmark. That is a percentage of the final award (not on top of).

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Re: Personal Injuries and Contingent Attorney Fees
Posted by: dro ()
Date: June 13, 2012 12:06AM

In a similar situation Pikrallidas & Associates will work with you as you have an offer.

703-267-2600 or www.piklaw.com

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Re: Personal Injuries and Contingent Attorney Fees
Posted by: EagleFee ()
Date: June 18, 2012 07:38AM

Submit your case to www.EagleFee.com and let many lawyers submit offers to represent you. It's free. Establishing a market for your claim is the best way to determine a fair fee for your claim.

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Re: Personal Injuries and Contingent Attorney Fees
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: June 18, 2012 07:42AM

You already have an offer, I'll put on a suit and accept the payment on your behalf like the above guys and just take 27% instead of 33%.

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