It costs nothing upfront to hire a truck accident lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning that you pay us no retainer, and we advance all the costs of your case. Our payment comes out of the settlement or court award that you receive.
If you do not obtain a settlement or award, you do not pay us attorney’s fees.
Why Hiring a Lawyer Is Worth the Fee
Victims of truck accidents who hire a lawyer decide that it is worth it to pay a percentage of their winnings to their lawyer. There are a few reasons why they might arrive at this conclusion, including the following factors.
A Contingency Fee Does Not Come from Your Own Pocket
There is actually no out-of-pocket cost for clients of attorneys who charge a contingency fee, as these fees only come out of your winnings. In other words, if your lawyer does not negotiate a financial settlement or win a judgment for you, then you do not have to pay us anything. This may minimize the financial risk to clients and might be an incentive for you to hire a lawyer who only gets paid if you win.
A Lawyer from Our Team Will Provide Many Benefits for Their Fee
We only take a percentage of your settlement or judgment, but we do virtually 100% of the duties related to your case. While you may need to make statements as the person involved in the truck accident, your lawyer can:
- Help you access medical care
- Document your injuries and treatment
- Obtain evidence to use in your case
- Speak with witnesses
- Calculate the monetary cost of your losses
- Draft and file legal paperwork
- Hire experts to provide testimony, recreate your accident, or serve other roles within your case
- Handle all communications related to your case
- Negotiate a settlement
These may be steps that you would need to complete (or might neglect) if you handle an insurance claim or lawsuit without a lawyer. Your lawyer will also defend your rights in numerous ways, from protecting you from insurance companies to consulting you before you make any official statements.
Your Lawyer Will Identify Those Who Owe You Compensation
One of the things that a lawyer from our team will do as they earn their contingency fee is determine liability. This essentially means finding out who is responsible for your accident and determining if other parties are responsible for the at-fault individual’s actions. A truck driver may be the individual most likely to owe you compensation.
Findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that drivers cause about 94% of accidents. Your lawyer may also find that individuals such as the driver’s employer have liability for your accident. This could be a trucking company or some other sort of business that employs drivers to transport their goods.
We will establish the following in order to hold all responsible parties liable for your injuries:
- The individual or entity owed you a duty of care, e.g. driving safely.
- The individual or entity violated their duty of care, e.g., by texting and driving.
- The individual or entity’s violation of their duty of care led to your accident and injuries.
- You suffered damages, such as injuries, medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering, from the accident.
Call an Attorney on Our Team Today
It costs you nothing upfront to hire a truck accident lawyer. We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries, not on how you can afford legal help. Call our lawyers today at (702) 633-3333 to complete your free consultation.