Most of the motorcycle accidents we see at the Baumgartner Law Firm involve significant injury. Your recovery time can be overwhelming besides the mounting medical expenses and lost wages. Fortunately, you don’t have to pay us out of your pocket for us to represent you after a motorcycle accident.
The upfront cost for you to hire us. Zero
If we take to your case, we work based upon a contingency fee agreement. Meaning, our pay is contingent upon us getting money for you. If we succeed in getting money in your pocket, we charge a fee based upon the gross money paid by the insurance company to settle. If you do not get money- we do not get paid- simple as that!
How much is the contingency fee?
Our preeminent rated law firm charges between 33.33% and 40% of the total money recovered depending upon how far the claim advances. Other law firms may have different fee structures.
And if we accept your case, we will pay the expenses to advance your case out of our pocket to be reimbursed out of the settlement, if we obtain money for you.
What are case expenses?
If we succeed in your case, we are reimbursed for our out-of-pocket expenses. Expenses are money we have earned on other cases and are spending it on your behalf.
Expenses are not part of our fee; they are reimbursed as costs incurred. Some typical case expenses include:
- Obtaining your medical records
- deposition costs
- filing fees
- experts and investigators
- obtaining other evidence such as police reports
- video and video editing
- trial exhibits
- and other related case expenses.
We do not charge for postage or making copies. We do not charge for faxes or even certified mail and have no fee for opening a file. We would be entitled to these expenses, but we don’t want to keep track of them. For that reason, we do not seek reimbursement for some incidental expenses.
How do I get paid if the case settles?
Our motorcycle accident lawyers will receive the settlement check from the insurance company. The money is deposited in our law firm trust account, and we pay everyone simultaneously.
Can I talk to you before I agree to hire you?
Yes, we require you to consult with us before we consider accepting your case. Typically, we will have a telephone conversation and make the initial determination whether this we wish to take on. We will be with you in person or by zoom at your convenience.
If you are hospitalized, we can meet with you at the hospital at your request. As in all personal injury cases, the earlier you retain a top-rated attorney, the better.
How can a motorcycle accident attorney help?
You may not need a personal injury attorney. If your injuries are minor, it may be a case you can settle on your own. The general rule of thumb is, the more serious your injury, the more likely it is that you need a qualified attorney.
Hiring a motorcycle accident attorney from Baumgartner Law Firm soon after the accident allows us to seek witnesses and view the scene before some evidence is gone. If you are struck by a commercial vehicle, the insurance company will probably send a team to the accident site before the vehicles have even been moved.
A motorcycle accident attorney will organize and present your case to the insurance company for settlement and a jury if a settlement is not in the cards.
In short, don’t delay getting the best motorcycle accident lawyer you can right away.
If you have questions about a motorcycle accident in Houston, Texas, Call us for a no-obligation consultation at 281-587-1111.