Last Updated on June 16, 2021 by Theodore Spaulding
In this video, attorney Ted Spaulding explains how motorcycle accident attorneys determine rates during a personal injury case. He details the two main variables and how they will affect you.
What do motorcycle accident attorneys charge? Keep watching this video to find out the answer to this question.
Hi, I’m Theodore Spaulding. I’m an Atlanta personal injury trial lawyer, and I’m the founder here at Spaulding Injury Law. So this question is an all-important one when you are hiring an attorney. So you need to be careful because you see a lot of commercials out there, billboards and things saying, “No fee unless you win,” or “You owe nothing unless you win.” But that’s not the whole story so be very careful.
Motorcycle accident claims and cases are a large component of our practice here at Spaulding Injury Law. So one of the questions we always get is so what is owed? What is charged by the attorney to handle these cases? So it’s two components. It is the attorney’s fees, which has always the larger amount owed, and any expenses that are fronted by the firm to pursue your case.
So let’s first talk about the attorney’s fees. That’s on a contingency fee basis. Every firm does it this way. You are not paying an hourly rate. You are not paying a retainer upfront. You’re not being billed monthly and owing that money every month, like a traditional attorney. That’s the portion that isn’t owed unless you win. It’s contingent on you winning your case. So that part is absolutely true in those statements.
The part that is not often is there’s a second component, which are your expenses, okay? Now, what are those? Those are typically things like a court filing fee, fees to get your medical records, fees to take a deposition of the at-fault driver in litigation, fees to get exhibits and everything ready for trial, to subpoena witnesses, those sorts of things. Now, many firms require payment of those expenses back because that’s hard money that the firm is using to pursue your claim regardless of the outcome of your case. So be very, very careful about that component of it. You need to know that that’s the situation in advance so you know what you’re getting into.
So I hope this answers the question “What does it cost and what is charged by motorcycle accident attorneys?” If you have further questions or you have a claim or case you’d like to see if my firm can handle, please comment to the video below, go to our website, spauldinginjurylaw.com, or give me a phone call, 770-744-0780. Another number, 470-695-9950. Thanks so much for watching this video.
For close to 15 years, Mr. Spaulding has helped victims of negligence across the state of Georgia resolve personal injury disputes, and he’s received a remarkable number of awards and honors from the legal community recognizing his commitment to clients and to the metro-Atlanta area.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Spaulding belonged to the Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity at the University of Georgia, and he obtained his legal training at the Georgia State College of Law, where he clerked for the Honorable Judge Rowland Barnes of the Fulton County Superior Court. Mr. Spaulding has also worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Atlanta Enforcement Division. Since 2005, he has dedicated his career to helping the injured victims of negligence and their loved ones win justice in Georgia’s personal injury courts.