If I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer Do I Pay A Retainer or Anything Up Front?

Most personal injury victims are, at the end of the day, concerned primarily with the ultimate value of their claim, i.e. the "net". That is, after all costs, fees and expenses are deducted -what hits their pocket? 

Understandably, that is really may be all that matters for someone hurt, out of work, behind on expenses, and facing a stack of medical bills. 

So, if you're spending money up front, out of pocket, then that is If I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer Do I Pay A Retainer or Anything Up Front? - Attorney Blog Baltimore MD - Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Lawyer - Eric T. Kirk - scalesobviously going to effect the net recovery, as your out of pocket expenditures will need to be recouped. Most Baltimore personal injury lawyers handle  car accident and other personal injury cases on a "contingency fee basis". Meaning, your  lawyer's fees are taken, if at all, only out of your recovery.

If there is no recovery, there are no lawyers fees or costs. 

I offer my Maryland personal injury clients a reduced fee program that allows them to keep a higher percentage of the overall recovery, because the attorney's fee percentage I use is lower than that typically found in the community. Most Baltimore personal injury lawyers routinely advance costs in Maryland car accident and other personal injury cases. In the typical claim, the injury victim is not going to have to pay up front for fees, or, unless you've agreed otherwise, for costs.

I offer a free case analysis, evaluation and strategy planning meeting to my clients. Contact me today to schedule a session. 410 591 2835.  

What is Extradition?

A Baltimore criminal defense attorney answers some frequently asked questions regarding the extradition process.

Do You Have A Personal Injury Case?

I field a lot of calls, and get a great many questions posted on this website, where the interested enquirer wants to know “if they have a personal injury case”. At its most basic a personal injury case is one in which an individual has...

If I Fall On Ice On Someone’s Property Can I Sue Them?

In the late winter and early spring of every year, we typically get multiple inquiries regarding accidents that happened because of the presence of ice on sidewalks, stairwells and parking lots. Many of these accidents result in substantial,...

If I Slide On Ice Am I Responsible For A Car Accident?

Every winter, our firm handles several cases involving the interplay of ice, road conditions, and motor vehicle accidents or other personal injury-causing events. A common theme in each of these cases is the responsibility of the drivers, versus...

How Do I Calculate a Personal Injury Settlement?

The easy, short answer is that there is no calculator that can be used to determine a fair, reasonable personal injury settlement, although many of the nation’s largest insurance companies began to utilize settlement software several years...

Do I Have to Let The Insurance Company Take my Statement?

It depends on the status of the claim. If a lawsuit has been filed, the other party- in reality, their insurance company and their appointed lawyer- has an absolute right to take your statement through a discovery device called a deposition. The...

When do I find out how much my personal injury case is worth?

In other volumes of these legal guides, I have discussed in great detail the various factors that go into evaluating and assigning a dollar value to a personal injury case. Those factors include the hard numbers that go into an economic damage...

How Often Should I Contact My Personal Injury Lawyer?

A serious personal injury can significantly disrupt the victim’s life. There are the obvious ramifications of being injured in pain, and not being able to do the things one wants to and would normally do.  The injured person may not...

Dictionary of Legal Terms

DAMAGES Damages are the method by which the law quantifies the harm that results from an act of negligence. Money is a poor substitute for the pain  and loss associated with a personal injury, but it is the system of compensation that the...