After a crash, truck accident victims often find they face a stressful financial situation. Truck accident injuries can be extremely serious, requiring extensive medical care and preventing victims from working as they did before the crash. This reduces the income a victim can earn while being forced to address incoming medical bills, home and vehicle changes, and other associated costs. A personal injury claim can provide compensation to address these changing needs, but it’s natural that victims and their families often hesitate to reach out for legal help. Many people fear they cannot afford an effective attorney, especially at such a difficult time. However, there are fee agreements that can help those who suffer truck accident injuries hire the experienced advocate they need.
Understanding a Contingency Fee Agreement
Most personal injury lawyers understand that victims and their families face a difficult time after an accident, so they work on what is known as a contingency fee agreement. This agreement requires that the accident victim only pay the attorney if the claim is successful. Then, the legal fees are paid directly from the compensation awarded by the settlement (or the court if the claim goes to trial). From the start, the lawyer and the client agree on a specific percentage the attorney will collect after a successful case.
Other Costs Associated With a Truck Accident Claim
While accident victims do not pay lawyer fees, it’s important to note that there may be other, nominal costs associated with a claim that may still have to paid regardless of the outcome of the case. These can include:
- Court filing fees
- Document fees
- Postage or delivery fees
- Witness deposition fees
Typically, these costs are minimal and depend on the specific details of the claim as it progresses through the legal process.
Have You Been Injured In A South Carolina Area Truck Accident?
If you or a loved one was injured in a commercial truck accident in South Carolina, our experienced truck accident lawyers are ready to help right away. Contact us online, or call our Conway, South Carolina office directly at 843.484.0707 to schedule your free consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.