Are you worried about the cost of an experienced slip and fall attorney? Most lawyers charge their fees on a contingency basis. Learn more about this here.

How much does an experienced slip and fall attorney cost?

 

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If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident on public property, you will be at a serious disadvantage if you do not retain an experienced slip and fall accident attorney to  help you fight for the compensation you deserve. You may realize you need to do this, but be worried about how you could afford to pay an attorney. Fortunately, retaining a lawyer may be more affordable than you think.

How Attorneys in Washington State Charge Their Fees in Slip and Fall Cases

The majority of attorneys who handle slip and fall cases for accident victims in Washington State charge their fees on a contingency fee basis. Here is how these fee agreements work:

  • The lawyer charges a percentage of the settlement amount as his attorney fees, and they are paid out of the settlement or the amount awarded at a jury trial.
  • Because the attorney fees are paid once the case is resolved, this enables a slip and fall accident victim to retain an attorney and owe no upfront attorney fees.
  • There are other costs of a slip and fall case, such as the civil lawsuit filing fee, expert witness fees, and deposition costs. Some attorneys will front these costs and deduct them from the final settlement while other lawyers may require their clients to pay these fees up front. It is important to understand how the costs of your case will be paid when deciding on whether to hire the attorney.

Your Attorney’s Experience Is Important Too

When considering which attorney to hire, the fee that he charges is a consideration, but it is not the only important factor that you want to base your decision on. The attorney’s experience in handling slip and fall cases is also very important. If you want a successful outcome in your case, you need an attorney who handles these cases regularly and has successfully settled and tried slip and fall cases for other clients. You also need a lawyer who explains things to you about your claim in a way that you can understand, will be available when you have questions, and is someone you trust.

Do you need to file a claim following a slip and fall accident? Call our office today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about our extensive experience in these cases and how we can help you.