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How Much Do Car Accident Lawyers Charge in California?

On average, car accident lawyers in California will charge 33% to 40% for the legal services provided. This amount can vary from attorney to attorney. Before you hire legal representation, your attorney will go over their legal fees and ensure you understand how the payment arrangement works and what you can expect to pay in legal fees, if your case is successful.

How Much Compensation Can I Recover After a Car Crash?

The types of economic and noneconomic damages you’re entitled to will depend on many factors, such as:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • How much time you missed at work
  • Your prognosis
  • Whether you will be forced to switch careers due to your injuries
  • Whether you’ll be able to return to work at all
  • The value of property damage

And more.

In many cases, auto accident victims can pursue the following types of compensation:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Your car accident lawyer will carefully review your case and assess your damages to ensure you pursue every penny of compensation you’re owed.

What is a Contingency Fee?

At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our legal team works on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs and if your case is not successful, you owe nothing. If your case is successful, your car accident lawyer will subtract a small percentage of your settlement or award to cover the cost of the legal services they provided. With this type of payment arrangement, accident victims can obtain experienced legal representation as soon as possible following a motor vehicle collision, giving their case the best possible chance of success.

Will I Recover More Compensation If I Hire a Car Accident Attorney?

In most cases, accident victims tend to recover a higher settlement if they have legal representation. An attorney will know what your case is worth and will evaluate your damages, consulting with experts, to ensure you pursue the compensation you deserve. Additionally, they have extensive experience negotiating with claims adjusters and are familiar with the many tactics a claims adjuster will try to use to minimize payout. Your attorney will work tirelessly to build the strongest case possible and hold the insurance company responsible for all accident-related damages. They can also file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court, if the insurance company refuses to pay you the settlement you deserve.

How Much Does a Legal Consultation Cost?

At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our car accident lawyers offer free legal consultations. This allows an accident victim to meet with a knowledgeable, experienced attorney to discuss their case and learn about their legal rights and options. If you decide to hire an attorney on our legal team, they will begin investigating your accident right away, ensuring they gather the vital evidence needed to support your case.

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If you were injured in an auto accident that was caused by a negligent driver, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our legal team has decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.

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Erik Child

Erik E. Child is a graduate of Brigham Young University and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the McGeorge School of Law in 1998. Working as a practicing trial attorney, Mr. Child has earned a reputation for having successfully tried many cases over the years, beginning in 1999. With extensive litigation experience, Mr. Child has practiced law in California, Utah, Washington, and Nevada, in both federal and state appellate courts. Happily married, Mr. Child is the father of nine children and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and scuba diving.

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