Truck accidents place the human body in the way of unnatural forces that it was not meant to endure. These 80,000 lbs. of machine and cargo are simultaneously an unstoppable force and an immovable object that can easily cause serious catastrophic injury or death.
If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, you are likely staring at an unforeseen financial catastrophe. Even if you have health insurance, you are looking at co-pays and enormous medical bills from the emergency care and ongoing treatment that results from the accident. You are also squeezed by the loss of wages because of the work you have missed or your newfound inability to earn money. In the face of these financial struggles, you may not believe that you can afford an attorney to fight for your rights.
How Contingency Fee Agreements Work
A contingency fee agreement allows a client to retain an attorney by paying no money upfront. Instead, the attorney and client agree that the attorney will receive a fixed percentage of whatever money you agree to through a settlement of your claim or are awarded by a jury. If there is no settlement and if you are not awarded damages, then you pay no attorney’s fees. In other words, a personal injury attorney only receives payment if you get money for your claim.
The contingency fee percentage in personal injury cases is usually about 1/3 (or 33%) of the damages recovered. This percentage may vary based upon the anticipated complexity of a case. For straightforward cases, the percentage may be lower; but when a case is expected to be more complex or risky, or require litigation, then the contingency fee percentage will be higher.
Contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.
Truck accident lawsuits are complex and high stakes cases. You need a proven attorney to help you fight for your rights. With contingency fee agreements, you can afford one. At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P., our nationally recognized attorney provides smart, effective representation to victims of truck accidents. We have successfully obtained millions of dollars in damages for our clients and want to help you. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a free case consultation or contact our office through our website.