How Much Do You Charge?

Many people who are searching for a personal injury lawyer in the Charleston area are worried about cost. If you speak with a law firm that wants to charge you fees upfront, it is a dead giveaway that you are in the wrong place. A professional personal injury law firm operates on a contingency fee basis and will not charge you legal fees unless they are successful in winning your case, either in court or through a negotiated settlement. That is how we operate at Preston & Salango, PLLC. With decades of combined experience in personal injury law, the professionals at our firm are so confident of their ability to win that we don't charge legal fees until the case is resolved.

So the question, "how much does it cost for a personal injury lawyer" can only be honestly answered by knowing the final value of your settlement or jury award. We take a reasonable percentage that leaves you with the majority of the award or settlement. The firm is known for achieving significant victories in serious injury cases, and also offers a free case evaluation with no obligation. This allows you to ask questions, find out more about what your case could be worth, and find out whether we can help you get your case resolved.

The fees paid to the firm for legal services will vary, based upon the amount of the final settlement. The valuation of a personal injury claim must be undertaken very carefully, as there are a number of damages that could be sought. All financial losses, termed "economic damages" will be pursued. These are the hard costs you faced due to the act of negligence, including medical bills, ambulance, rehabilitation, damage to property, loss of income from work and other direct or indirect financial losses.

Other damages that will be sought are termed "non-economic" – the more personal damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of quality of life and similar types of damages. Some cases could allow for punitive damages – those that are awarded in cases involving criminal negligence, which are less likely to be awarded.

Contact Preston & Salango, PLLC for more information about your case. We can review the facts, and give you real information about what to expect, the value of the case, and answer your other questions and concerns.

Categories: Personal Injury

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