After a loved one’s death, you will likely experience many emotions and stresses.
If your loved one has passed away due to another’s actions or negligence, you may consider seeking legal help.
It is essential to understand attorney fees and how they work for wrongful death cases.
If you believe you have a wrongful death claim, Fob James Law Firm is here to help.
What Are Attorney Fees?
Attorneys provide a service, and their services come with fees. While there are no average lawyers fees, every attorney has different fees, and the way they collect these fees can depend on the type of case.
Some attorneys require a deposit or retainer, and their fees depend on how many hours they spend working on your case. Other attorneys work on a contingency fee basis.
When consulting with your attorney about a possible case, it is important to discuss fees. An honest discussion can give you a better idea of what you can expect.
What Is Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death lawsuit typically arises when a loved one dies at the hands of another. The defendant in a wrongful death case has caused a death, whether through negligence or intentional actions. The deceased person’s family or estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover for the death.
Wrongful Death Attorney Contingency Fees
Generally, wrongful death attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay your attorney while they work on your case. Instead, your attorney will receive a payment if they win your case and recover on your behalf.
There are no average attorney fees for wrongful death cases. The amount your attorney receives after your case will depend on the percentage they charge and the amount of damages recovered. Wrongful death attorneys typically receive 33-40% of a settlement.
Contingency fees are beneficial to clients because many cannot pay massive upfront costs or monthly fees. Many potential clients refrain from filing claims because they believe they do not have the required funds to do so.
If you believe you have a wrongful death claim, do not hesitate to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Benefits of Having a Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful death cases can be challenging and confusing to handle. Add in the sadness a loved one’s family usually experiences, and a wrongful death claim can seem almost impossible to bear. Fortunately, a wrongful death attorney gives you peace of mind and the time to grieve, saving you from the frustrations of a lawsuit.
A lawyer handles every responsibility associated with a wrongful death lawsuit, including:
- Thoroughly investigating the claim;
- Collecting evidence;
- Interviewing witnesses and experts;
- Communicating with the opposing party;
- Calculating damages;
- Settlement negotiations; and
- Trial, if necessary.
A wrongful death attorney gives you the best chance at just compensation.
Consult with a Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Fob James Law Firm has over four decades of experience representing clients wronged by others. We understand the trying times a wrongful death can bring and don’t want clients to go through it alone.
Our firm provides aggressive representation while we fight to protect your rights and work toward fair compensation. We offer free case reviews. Contact us today, and let’s see how we can help you.