How Much Does It Typically Cost To Hire A Pedestrian Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, you might think that you cannot afford to hire an attorney. Because of the accident, you may find yourself in a dire economic situation. Jennifer Porter Law, PLLC, wants to help you. We are committed to helping victims of personal injury accidents in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and we take aggressive legal action to hold the negligent parties accountable. We do everything in our power to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries, both economic and non-economic.

Do I Really Need An Attorney To Represent Me?

Obviously, pedestrians involved in accidents are often much more seriously injured than other accident victims. Your entire body is exposed to the oncoming vehicle. Often, this can result in serious fractures, internal injuries, and severe head injuries. That is not to mention emotional distress, pain, worries about medical bills and loss of income, among the other economic and non-economic damages you might suffer. The driver’s insurance company will want to pay you the least amount they can get away with. You should never settle for less than you deserve because of someone else’s negligence. Trying to do so on your own could put you in a position where the insurance company has the upper hand. The insurance adjuster often will try to pressure you into accepting an offer, saying that it is only on the table for a limited time. You can bet this offer will be a fraction of what you should receive, since their goal is to make money for the company, not give it to you. It is also a way to make you go away, because once you sign an agreement with them, you cannot go back and ask for more later on. The insurer is not giving you a downpayment – if you sign their agreement, that is all you will get from them, even if your condition worsens as time goes by. This is where an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you get a fair, adequate award for the damages you have suffered.

How Much Will I Have To Pay?

Many accident victims fear that attorney fees will cost them any award they might win from the driver’s insurance company. We at Jennifer Porter Law, PLLC, work on what is called a “contingency fee basis.” This means that you do not have to pay upfront.  There is no hourly rate fee, no retainer, and no monthly invoices for the work we performed on your case.  Instead, our fee is based upon securing a successful outcome in your case, and our fee is not due until we have achieved that outcome.  Then, you will pay a percentage, agreed upon beforehand, of the final award we obtain for you. This applies whether or not your case goes to trial. The contingency fee arrangement for payment to attorneys is widely used in personal injury cases.

We will be able to give you an idea of the full and fair amount you are entitled to, under the laws of Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia. We will also do our own investigation into the accident, which can often yield different and more favorable results than those of the insurance company.

Get Help From An Experienced, Knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyer.

Don’t let the fear of attorney fees add to your worries after the accident. If you have been injured as a pedestrian in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia, it is in your best interest to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. At Jennifer Porter Law, PLLC, we know how important it is for you to be fully and fairly compensated for your injuries and losses because of someone else’s negligence. We have decades of legal experience, and we understand the complex nature of pedestrian accident cases. 

We will do everything in our power to help you get the compensation and justice you deserve. We will use all our experience to fight for you and not back down to penny-pinching insurance companies.  Contact Jennifer Porter Law, PLLC at (571) 532-9070 for a confidential free consultation and case evaluation.