Three Tips on Your San Diego Car Accident Attorneys FeesJanuary 28th, 2021
By Omid Rejali, Esq.
Had a conversation with a client this week about how he anticipated to get much less as part of his settlement than what he actually received.
It's not the first time I have been hearing this from my clients.
Personal injury attorneys are notorious for taking advantage of their clients. It is so upsetting to me that the very people that have been placed in positions to protect you during your most vulnerable times are only thinking about their bottom lines.
Keep these three tips about attorneys fees in mind when hiring your San Diego Car Accident Lawyer.
1) Make Sure You Review the Contract and Understand Everything
This is extremely important. Unfortunately, not so many people review the contracts because they may be thinking to themselves since they are not paying any money out of pocket at the time, that it's not as important. Or worse yet, the attorney points them only to the percentages of fees that may be collected.
Make sure you thoroughly review the contract. Have the attorney email it to you in advance so you can read it and sleep on it.
2) Make the Attorney Explain Anything you Don't Understand
If you don't understand something in the contract, make sure you ask your San Diego Car Accident lawyer to explain the contract to you. Once you sign the contract you will be bound by all of its terms.
Also, make sure you are familiar with all of the costs the attorney may be charging. I have been seeing attorneys now a days charging fees for printing, copying, file opening fees, file closing fees etc.
At my firm we do not have such charges. Whatever the percentage fee is, that's it. No hidden fees.
3) Under No Circumstance Should The Attorney's Fees Be Higher Than What Goes in Your Pocket
This one is something that I have been hearing a lot lately. Client gets a settlement and calls my office asking if we can help because they are not happy with the amount they are receiving as part of their settlement. Unfortunately, at that point in time, there's nothing that we can do for you. But, as a general rule of thumb, your attorneys fees should not be greater than the amount that goes into your pocket. After all, you are the injured party and without you there would be no claim.
Thank you for reading my blog. I hope this helps you.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact my office at 619-887-4148, send us a text message to 619-485-6313, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message here and we will get back to you.
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